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

Sokolov radiography accident, 1979

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1979

Location: Sokolov, Czechoslovakia

Type of event: radiography accident


During operations with an iridium-192 radiography source an equipment failure occurred, accompanied by inadequate monitoring. One individual received localized radiation injury to the left hand (whole body dose about 0.5 rad), requiring plastic surgery two years later.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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