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

West Monroe radiography accident, 1978

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007

Date: 17 July 1978

Location: West Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Type of event: radiography accident


A person at the Monroe X-ray company was accidentally exposed to an iridium-192 radiography source, resulting in a localized exposure to one hand requiring amputation of one finger.

Consequences: 1 injury.


© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 22 September 2007.
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