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

Hazira radiography accident, 1989

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1989

Location: Hazira, Gujarat, India

Type of event: radiography accident


Improper procedures and maintenance of an iridium-192 radiography projector caused overexposure to one worker, who received a whole-body dose of 65 rad and a localized dose to the fingers of 1,000 rad. Radiation burns on the fingers of both hands required amputation of the fingers.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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