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

Tulsa industrial radiography incident, 1981

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 18 September 2007

Date: 29 July 1981

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Type of event: intentional self-exposure to industrial radiography source


An unemployed radiographer incurred a self-inflicted radiation injury from an iridium-192 industrial radiography source, resulting in death. The individual, Douglas Crofut, had stolen the source in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Consequences: 1 fatality.


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