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

Zhengzhou City irradiator accident, 1987

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1987

Location: Zhengzhou City, P.R. China

Type of event: irradiator accident


An accident occurred at an irradiation facility using a cobalt-60 source. An individual accidentally entered the irradiation room for 10 to 15 seconds, acquiring a whole-body dose of 135 rad in the process. The person suffered anorexia and nausea four hours later and developed radiation sickness with slow recovery.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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