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

Mulund radiation accident, 1983

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1983

Location: Mulund, Bombay, India

Type of event: radiation accident


Projector equipment with an iridium-192 source was operated by an untrained individual, resulting in dose of 2,000 rad to the skin and a whole-body dose of 60 rad. Radiation injury to the fingers required amputation of four fingers.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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