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

Visakhapatnam radiography accident, 1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1985

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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