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

Badak radiography accident, 1982

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1982

Location: Badak, East Borneo, Indonesia

Type of event: radiography accident


An operator attempted to repair industrial radiography equipment with an iridum-192 source, resulting in a whole-body dose of 77 rad and localized doses of 1,170 rad to the hands and 64 rad to the gonads. The individual suffered radiation injury to the hands.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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