Golden State Foods Employee Killed by Robot

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The tragic death of Ana Maria Vital at the Golden State Foods distribution plant in the City of Industry happened at the hands of a robot, according to a report on personal injury attorneys Estey Bomberger's website. While attempting to retrieve a box stuck in the sorting machine on Tuesday morning, the robot "grabbed" Vital and despite being equipped with sensors to prevent accidental robot murder, the worker at this primary distributor to McDonald's was crushed in front of fellow employees. Very sad and pretty scary.