Rage From the Machine: Robot Attacks Swedish Industrial Worker

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Attack Robot

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The robot uprising has begun! Seriously, stock up on pipe bombs. Or at least avoid European factories for a while. Last June, a Swedish industrial worker was attacked by a defective machine just outside of Stockholm.

The worker was attempting to repair a machine that lifts heavy rocks when the violence ensued. He thought he disconnected the machine's power source, but he was mistaken. When the worker approached the machine, it turned on, and grabbed its victim's head.

Man is apparently no match for machine. Although the worker tried to defend himself, he suffered four broken limbs and nearly lost his life. The company was fined 25,000 kronor ($3,000) for negligent safety precautions, but the robot managed to evade assault charges.