Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
West Monroe radiography accident, 1978
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007
17 July 1978
West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Type of event:
A person at the Monroe X-ray company was accidentally exposed to an iridium-192 radiography source, resulting in a localized exposure to one hand requiring amputation of one finger.
- UNSCEAR, 2000, "Annex E: Occupational radiation exposures," in Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR 2000 Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes, Volume I: Sources, UNSCEAR, on line at UNSCEAR [http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/annexe.pdf].
- Weaver, J. Ellsworth III, 1995, "A brief chronology of radiation and protection," Radiation Information Network, on line [http://www.physics.isu.edu/radinf/chrono4.htm].
© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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