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

Shanghai irradiator accident, 1980

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 8 October 2008

Date: September 1980

Location: Shanghai, P.R. China

Type of event: irradiator accident


An accident occurred at an irradiation facility using a 60-kCi cobalt-60 source. The irradiation room had defective entry interlocks and an individual entered the room during a power failure, acquiring a 522-rad dose. The person suffered acute radiation sickness and localized exposure injury.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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