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

Switzerland radiological incident, 1961

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 May 2005

Date: 1961

Location: Switzerland

Type of event: radiological contamination with tritiated paint


An incident in Switzerland involving radiation exposure from tritium-containing paint caused one death from a 300-rem dose and significant exposures to two other individuals.

Consequences: 1 fatality (300 rem), 2 injuries.


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