Location: Schwarze Pumpe, GDR (East Germany)
Type of event: accidental exposure to industrial source
A defective unit with an iridium-192 industrial source was inappropriately handled, resulting in a 500-rad dose to the right hand of a person, causing a first-degree radiation burn.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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