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

F. R. Germany radiation accident, 1977

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1977

Location: F. R. Germany

Type of event: accidental exposure involving radiogram unit


A defective radiogram unit exposed an individual to radiation from its iridium-192 source; doses to the hand was about 500 rad, causing temporary reddening of the fingers, and whole body dose was about 1 rad.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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