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

Prague radiation accident, 1954

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 10 July 2022

Date: 1954

Location: Metallurgical Research Institute, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Type of event: accidental exposure to source


A worker spilled radioactive iridium on his clothing and went home, exposing his family members and visitors to his home, totaling about 40 people. Of these 20 were hospitalized for one month or more.

Consequences: multiple injuries?


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