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a defective robot killed a woman, a lawsuit claims, and her family wants answers

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a defective robot killed a woman, a lawsuit claims, and her family wants answers

wanda holbrook, 57, was killed in july 2015 when a robot's arm malfunctioned, hit and crushed holbrook's head. her family filed a lawsuit march 7, 2017, against five robotic companies.(photo: provided by holbrook family via detroit free press) 130 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — at the sprawling auto-parts factory, while working in the male-dominated industry of robot technicians, wanda holbrook was in a league of her own.the 57-year-old grand rapids, mich., woman had a specialty of fixing robots if something went wrong.tragically, something did go wrong in 2015, but holbrook never saw it coming. a robot's arm malfunctioned, hitting and crushing holbrook's head, killing her.  the tragedy devastated her husband, three children, grandchildren and dozens of coworkers who filled the back four pews at her funeral.nearly two years later, her husband is still searching for answers, and he has turned to the courts for intervention.in a wrongful death lawsuit filed march 7 in u.s. district court, bill holbrook is suing five robotics companies, claiming they all played a role in his wife's death and that the accident was because of negligence by those who designed, built, tested and monitored the robots. he said he wants to know what went wrong, hold the responsible parties accountable and prevent a similar tragedy.related:worker killed, suspect kills self in texas workplace shooting"i want to make sure nothing like this happens to another family. we wo...