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

Prague radiography source accident, 1982

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1982

Location: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Type of event: accidental exposure to radiography source


A transport container containing an iridium-192 radiography source was received from abroad. It had been misidentified as empty and was handled as such, resulting in a radiation injury to the skin on the right thumb of a worker. Whole body dose was about 0.2 rad.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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