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

Pardubice radiography accident, 1977

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1977

Location: Pardubice, Czechoslovakia

Type of event: radiography accident


During operations with an iridium-192 radiography source an equipment failure occurred. Efforts to regain control of the source resulted in localized radiation injury to the right hand of one individual (whole body dose about 0.5 rad), requiring plastic surgery two years later.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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