Location: Tucuman, Argentina
Type of event: radiotherapy accident
Two employees were injured by radiation from a cobalt-60 source in a teletherapy unit. A failure of unit mechanisms caused high doses to the fingers of a technician and a physician, producing radiation burns on the fingers.
Consequences: 2 injuries.
© 2004 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 27 June 2004.
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