Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive

Lockport x-ray accident, 1960

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007

Date: 8 March 1960

Location: Lockport, New York, USA

Type of event: accidental exposure to x-ray source

Description:

Two patients were accidentally exposed to an unshielded Klystron tube; in both cases the exposures were mostly to the head and torso are were estimated at about 1,000 rad.

Consequences: 2 injuries.

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