Vending Machine Accidents Statistics
Are you confident that vending machine accidents statistics are in your favor as a business owner? After the research I have recently done I am not convinced. You are more likely to be killed or injured by a vending machine than by lightning.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded 37 deaths and 113 injuries from 1978 to 1995. For those without a desk top calculator that is an average of 2.18 deaths per year and 3.05 injuries per year.
Now the CPSC report was to show that Soda Machines where safer with a label warning people of injury or death if shaken to get free product or money from the machine.
However, a single gumball machine that a kid is climbing on and ends up pulling that gumball machine down on themselves will certainly cause bodily injury. With any injury there is the potential of lawsuit.
If you have run a large vending machine route for years and years you may have experienced these vending machine accidents statistics yourself. The unfortunate situation starts when the little girl’s parents just happen to have a camera to shoot the pictures of the vending machine on top of their little girl along with her injuries.
All in all that is what you pay insurance for. They will send lawyers to handle and settle any claim that you have.
Any type of label you have to place on your machine warning idiot’s of the inherent danger of being crushed like a soda can. That would be great.