Date: May 1967
Location: Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
Type of event: accidental exposure to source
While replacing a Co-60 source in a teletherapy unit, an employee received a localized radiation exposure of about 800 rads to the hand while pushing the source into place. The employee noticed an immediate burning sensation but no other symptoms until 12 days later, when burning pain and itching developed. A blistering burn developed while the employee was hospitalized.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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