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November 11, 1988

Soda Pop Vending Machine Injuries

JAMA. 1988;260(18):2697-2699. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410180105039

Fifteen male patients, 15 to 24 years of age, sustained injuries after rocking soda machines. The machines fell onto the victims, resulting in a variety of injuries. Three were killed. The remaining 12 required hospitalization for their injuries. Unless changes are made to safeguard these machines, people will continue to suffer severe and possibly fatal injuries from what are largely preventable accidents.

(JAMA 1988;260:2697-2699)