Location: Visakhapatnam, India
Type of event: radiography accident
Improper procedures and maintenance of a cobalt-60 radiography projector caused overexposures to two individuals. The operator received a skin doses of 1,000 to 2,000 rad, damaging the fingers of which one had to be amputated. Skin exposure to the assistant was 18 rad.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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