Wanda Holbrook, who worked as a maintenance technician at the Ventra Ionia Mains plant for 12 years, was “trapped by robotic machinery and pronounced dead at the scene” in July 2015.
She “suffered tremendous fright, shock and conscious pain and suffering” when she was crushed to death, the suit claims.
“The robot from section 130 should have never entered section 140, and should have never attempted to load a hitch assembly within a fixture that was already loaded with a hitch assembly.
“A failure of one or more of defendants’ safety systems or devices had taken place, causing Wanda’s death.”
In her role, Ms Holbrook performed maintenance duties on robots which required occasional inspection.
Holbrook v Prodomax Automation Ltd, et al, is currently awaiting trial.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/14/rogue-factory-robot-blamed-death-human-colleague/