(NEWSER) – A story out of Germany is sure to spur lots of lines about our future overlords: A robot killed a worker inside a Volkswagen plant, reports the Financial Times.

It seems to have happened as technicians were assembling the machine. "When the robot started up, it grabbed the man and thrust him against a metal slab," explains the Local. The victim, either 21 or 22 years old, suffered major contusions to his chest and died later at a hospital in Baunatal, near Frankfurt.

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