Vending machine is a commonly used gadget by the masses for availing items of everyday need like health drinks, snacks, beverages, chocolates, etc.
Apparently, the machines remain filled with stock of items so as to serve people with the amount of money received. These are designed in a manner to constrain theft of these items and also the money collection. Given the incorporation of various security measures, the machines resemble great strength.
The safety issues
Due to the stock of heavy items, security designs cause great increase in the weight of the vending machines. A fully loaded soft drink machine is estimated to weigh over 400kg (880 lbs). Often it happens that people are hurt due to the machines overturning because of the heavy weight. At times, these machines even cause near fatal injuries when people try and steal items from them or vent out their frustration over the flop functioning of the machines.
If check the records, then there have been cases in the past where people encountered vending machine accidents leading to grave injuries and deaths of many. Records state that there have been 15 such cases where people were crushed by the machine in the process of getting out a can. Out of the said 15 cases, 3 have been testified to be dead and other 12 were hospitalized due to stern injuries. These injuries involved fractures of the skull, toe, ankle, intra cerebral bleeding, etc.
Be safe than sorry
Therefore, it is advised that one should take great care while operating these vending machines. Under no circumstances hit the machines hard. Stay away from the machines in times of natural disasters like earthquakes, cyclones or tsunamis.
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