Date: July 1972
Type of event: x-ray accident
A worker using x-ray equipment discovered blisters on several fingers of the left hand in July 1972, which were determined to be the result of the worker's habit of holding a fluorescent screen strip to locate the x-ray beam. Estimated dose was 4,000-6,500 rad to the index finger and 1,000 rad to the middle and ring fingers.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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