Date: June 1974
Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, USA
Type of event: accident at industrial irradiator
One person was exposed to a cobalt-60 source for 5-10 seconds before he realized the source was exposed and left the source location. He received a dose of about 400 rem and developed acute radiation syndrome but recovered despite an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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