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

Gyor radiography accident, 1977

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1977

Location: Gyor, Hungary

Type of event: accidental exposure to industrial radiography source


An industrial defectoscope unit with radioactive sources failed to safely withdraw the sources, resulting in a whole-body dose of 120 rad to an individual, causing slight radiation sickness.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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