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The Nation

March 22, 1985

The nation's first case of a worker's being killed by a robot indicates a lack of awareness that robots can be dangerous, federal health officials warned. "The failure of employees to recognize hazards associated with robots is an important problem," the national Centers for Disease Control said in Atlanta. A 34-year-old Michigan worker, who was not identified, was killed last July when operating an automated die-casting system that included an industrial robot. A CDC spokesman said that two workers in Japan were killed by robots.

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