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Started by Agaliarept on Dec 14, 2018 9:34:31 AM
Factory robot malfunctions and skewers Chinese worker with TEN massive steel spikes

A factory worker was skewered with ten huge steel spikes after a rogue robot malfunctioned and impaled the man.

The incident occurred in China and the man managed to survive after the robot's arm fell onto him and plunged the spikes into his chest and arm.

Surgeons managed to removed the spikes from the 49-year-old known as Zhou, through emergency surgery. One of the robot's pins was just 0.1 centimetres (0.04 inches) from a major artery.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6493343/Factory-robot-malfunctions-skewers-Chinese-worker.html

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Agaliarept - 14 Dec 2018 09:35:07 (#1 of 15)

I warned you all! They're turning on us.

Sorry for DM link obvs but it has pictures!

machiavelli - 14 Dec 2018 09:41:54 (#2 of 15)

Rise of the machines!

HoHoHoff - 14 Dec 2018 09:42:54 (#3 of 15)

Ouch. I knew I shouldn't have clicked.

GyratingTrampoline - 14 Dec 2018 09:47:58 (#4 of 15)

It reminds me of this story about a boy who was attacked by wasps whilst climbing a tree directly above an upwards facing meat skewer, which passed straight through his head and out the other side, and yet he miraculously survived as it missed his brain, spinal chord, eyes etc

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45503501

HoHoHoff - 14 Dec 2018 09:50:40 (#5 of 15)

Nope.

browserbutton - 14 Dec 2018 09:52:12 (#6 of 15)

I remember there was another Chinese worker a few years ago who survived having a massive spike go right through his head. Tough guys.

Agaliarept - 14 Dec 2018 09:52:53 (#7 of 15)

It reminds me of this story about a boy who was attacked by wasps whilst climbing a tree

Robot wasps?

cozzer - 14 Dec 2018 09:54:41 (#8 of 15)

0.04 inches

I love a bit of false-precision metric-to-imperial conversion

cozzer - 14 Dec 2018 09:56:30 (#9 of 15)

Why does a porcelain factory employ a robot armed with massive steel spikes anyway?

GyratingTrampoline - 14 Dec 2018 09:57:27 (#10 of 15)

To keep the workers in line

Agaliarept - 14 Dec 2018 09:57:59 (#11 of 15)

To keep the workers in line

Heh. It was the tea break monitor robot.

machiavelli - 14 Dec 2018 10:03:02 (#12 of 15)

Can we arrange for Liam Fox to visit this factory on one of his swashbucking trade deal tours?

Jacob_Richter - 15 Dec 2018 11:33:59 (#13 of 15)

One of the centrist dads will be along soon to complain that people objecting to this are luddites.

Macpaddy - 15 Dec 2018 12:49:37 (#14 of 15)

But is it a porcelain factory or a factory building army robots which produced one that had a glitch?

FleurDuMal - 15 Dec 2018 12:52:47 (#15 of 15)

I, for one, welcome our robotic overlords.

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