anyone here work a fabco when the girl got killed in 2005?

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Clarksville

Clarksville, TN

#1 Apr 24, 2012
I worked a couple of days where they had a large enclosed area with robotic welders. They had someone in the enclosed area with the welders to help when the parts got stuck and there was someone from maintenance there the whole time turning the power on and off. It looked like an accident waiting to happen? That would be like having someone work all day with a gun pointed at them and hope someone does not pull the trigger at the wrong time. I was not there so I can't say what happened but knowing their history it seems to me it could have been a lot more serious than an saftety violation
Got herself killed

United States

#2 Apr 24, 2012
She crawled in to the cage with the robot and got smacked by it. That's why it was in a cage!
Clarksville

Clarksville, TN

#3 Apr 24, 2012
Got herself killed wrote:
She crawled in to the cage with the robot and got smacked by it. That's why it was in a cage!
Is that what someone told you or did you see her voluntarily go inside the cage? When I worked there they often had someone inside on purpose. They sent everyone home. I also find it difficult to believe someone would go in with the power already on. They could be getting away with murder for all I know.
Josh

United States

#4 Apr 26, 2012
Her name was Nam and she was a great woman...quit talking about shit you know nothing about.
Josh

Hicksville, NY

#5 Apr 26, 2012
i knew her very well. She was a struggling mother and grandmother who sometimes kept two jobs. I hate what happened to her happened. I cried my ass off when i heard the news of her accident. I just cant sit back and let this conspiracy therory shit go on. No one was guilty of murder. It was an tragic accident.
23grrty

Clarksville, TN

#6 May 5, 2012
I said I did not know what happened. Don't get your panties in a bunch. I worked there and I can tell you I have never seen those robotic welders just start back up on their own once they stop. I have also never seen anywhere to lock them out. There were switches with no covers over them to put a lock on them so anyone could come along and turn them back on. You can not tell me that was not an accident not waiting to happen. In a case like that it would not really be an accident for that very reason. But I suppose people like me should just keep their mouth shut and let people die needlessly because it is going to hurt your feelings. That would be selfish.
I was there I seen

Louisville, KY

#7 Dec 4, 2012
Nam was my dear friend and I worked there for 7 long years. Her death is what made me decide to quit a year after she passed. I helped pull Nam out of the machine. She was cleaning slag off the sensor so she could get the robot to come down and pick up the part. She either stepped up on the machine and got out of the light curtain (which is there to keep the robot from moving when your inside) or the light curtain itself malfunctioned. The robot preceded to come down and pick up the part and crushed her (She never seen it coming). If you ask me I think it killed her instantly. They did get a pulse back, but I was told by the doctor if she would have lived she wouldn't be her normal self. God bless her!

Since: Feb 12

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#8 Dec 5, 2012
i remember that. i remember also another lady got killed by a trash compactor at Electrolux when it was WCI. i also remember a hispanic maintenance worker was killed at Collins and Aikman few years back.

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