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

Tucuman radiotherapy accident, 1975

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 27 June 2004

Date: 1975

Location: Tucuman, Argentina

Type of event: radiotherapy accident


Two employees were injured by radiation from a cobalt-60 source in a teletherapy unit. A failure of unit mechanisms caused high doses to the fingers of a technician and a physician, producing radiation burns on the fingers.

Consequences: 2 injuries.


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