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

Vikhroli lost source, 1982

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007

Date: 1982

Location: Vikhroli, Bombay, India

Type of event: lost source


An iridium-192 source was lost during transport. A railway worker found the source and suffered significant exposure, including a whole-body dose of 40 to 60 rad and localized skin exposure in the groin area of 150 to 3,500 rad, resulting in severe radiation burns in the pelvic region.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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