Location: Petrvald, Czechoslovakia
Type of event: accidental intake of radioisotope
An accident occurred during dilution of an americium-241 solution in a glove box. An individual received a wound and absorbed 600 Bq of americium-241 into the wound, requiring surgery and other treatment to address the exposure.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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