Scaniaanställd sentenced after colleague's death

A man was killed in an accident with a robotic arm, in August of 2017 at the latest. His fellow condemned, because he has a robot despite the fact that his coll

Scaniaanställd sentenced after colleague's death

A man was killed in an accident with a robotic arm, in August of 2017 at the latest. His fellow condemned, because he has a robot despite the fact that his coll

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
14 September 2019 Saturday 00:00
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Scaniaanställd sentenced after colleague's death

A man was killed in an accident with a robotic arm, in August of 2017 at the latest. His fellow condemned, because he has a robot despite the fact that his colleague was in a restricted area of the machine, which is strictly forbidden by safety regulations.

the Investigation is related to the first arbetsmiljöbrott of the employer, but because of the safety regulations clearly stipulate the prohibition of the starting of the robot, when someone is in it, the investigation is closed down. Instead, turn their attention to their colleague, who has broken the rules.

the district court ruled that any negligence leading to a death does not need to lead to criminal liability, however, is that this makes it.

" It wasn't the outcome we were hoping for. We were expecting an acquittal, and the district court agreed, on the board. Now we're going to melt it and then you want to consider a possible appeal, saying the condemned man's defense attorney Ninmar Leading to SVT News.

the defense pointed out that it was very stressful during the actual night. Two of the operators were left alone during the day as well, since their team manager was vacant.

Prosecutor Marcus, He says to the Länstidningen, that no malicious intent is present, but the fact that he wanted the right to examine the importance of breaking safety regulations set out by the company.

" I cannot say that the district court followed my reasoning is that the defendants violated the clear instructions guide you through the start up of the robot, but to assure herself regarding the attitude of the robot arm. And the court is of the opinion that there is a criminal liability, and that's what I wanted to clarify, with the charge, " says Marcus, He told the newspaper.

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Updated: 14.09.2019 00:00
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