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This tale from China, while encouraging, is not for the faint of heart. (Link contains disturbing graphic images).

SKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction

A CHINESE factory worker has survived being skewered with TEN metal spikes when a robot malfunctioned.

The 49-year-old, named as Mr Zhou, was working on the night shift at a porcelain factory in Hunan province when he was struck by a falling robotic arm.

The accident resulted in him being impaled with foot long, half-inch thick metal rods, the People’s Daily reported.

He was first taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University due to the severity of his injuries.

Six steel rods fixed on a steel plate pierced his right shoulder and chest, and four penetrated elsewhere in his body.

During the operation, doctors found that one of the rods missed an artery by just 0.1mm.

1) He’s making a full recovery;

2) Don’t ever mess with this man;

3) This was not a malfunction; it was attempted homicide;

4) Never, ever, ever turn your back on a bot;

5) Coming soon to a “factory” near you.