Location: Tiszafured, Hungary
Type of event: accidental exposure to radiography source
An industrial defectoscope with an iridium-192 source suffered an equipment failure, after which the source was mishandled. One individual received radiation burns on the fingers of the left hand from a localized dose of 2,000 to 3,000 rad (whole-body dose 4.6 rad). A portion of one finger had to be surgically removed.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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