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Kenji Urada (c. 1944 - 1981) was one of the first individuals killed by a robot. Urada was a 37-year old maintenance engineer at a Japanese Kawasaki plant. While working on a broken robot, he failed to turn it off completely, resulting in the robot pushing him into a grinding machine with its hydraulic arm. He died as a result.
Urada is often said to be the first person killed by a robot. However, Robert Williams was killed by a robot two years earlier, in 1979.
Robert Williams was much more boring so I posted this instead.