Date: Dec 1972
Location: Wuhan, P. R. China
Type of event: accident with medical radiation equipment
A medical cobalt-60 source (140 Ci) fell from its location in its apparatus; during the 16 days it was out of its proper location, 20 patients and 8 workers were exposed to doses ranging from 5 to 245 rads.
Consequences: At least 1 injury.
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