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

Wuhan radiation accident, 1972

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 8 October 2008

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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