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defective robot killed factory worker; human error to blame

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referring to “She absolutely loved what she did,” Bill Holbrook said.
For Bill Holbrook, the pain from the accident is still to raw to deal with.
CLOSE Skip in Skip x Embed x Share Worker killed in Ionia industrial accidentWanda Holbrook (Photo: Family photo)At the sprawling auto-parts factory, while working in the male-dominated industry of robot technicians, Wanda Holbrook was in a league of her own.
He said he wants to know what went wrong, hold the responsible parties accountable and prevent a similar tragedy.
Nearly two years later, her husband is still searching for answers, and he has turned to the courts for intervention.

according to Wanda Holbrook.
IONIA, Mich. – At the sprawling auto-parts factory, while working in the male-dominated industry of robot technicians, Wanda Holbrook was in a league of her own.
“She absolutely loved what she did,” Bill Holbrook said.
For Bill Holbrook, the pain from the accident is still to raw to deal with.
Nearly two years later, her husband is still searching for answers, and he has turned to the courts for intervention.

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A rogue robot has been blamed for the death of a woman killed in an accident at an auto-parts factory in Michigan.
“A failure of one or more of defendants’ safety systems or devices had taken place, causing Wanda’s death.”
She “suffered tremendous fright, shock and conscious pain and suffering” when she was crushed to death, the suit claims.
The 57-year-old’s widower, William Holbrook, has filed a wrongful death complaint seeking damages from five robotics companies responsible for manufacturing, installing and testing the robotics: Lincoln Electric, Flex-N-Gate, Prodomax, FANUC and Nachi.
“Wanda was working in either section 140 or 150 within the ‘100’ cell, when a robot from section 130 took Wanda by surprise, entering the section she was working,” the lawsuit alleges.

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