1 in 112,000,000
The odds a person will die from a vending machine accident in a year are 1 in 112,000,000 (US, 1979 – 1995).
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Giles K. Vending Machine Accidents. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. November 2, 1995.
Compressed Mortality File, 1979-2005 [Internet]. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; Available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortsql.htmlREPORT AN ERROR
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