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

Schwarze Pumpe industrial source accident, 1983

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1983

Location: Schwarze Pumpe, GDR (East Germany)

Type of event: accidental exposure to industrial source


A defective unit with an iridium-192 industrial source was inappropriately handled, resulting in a 500-rad dose to the right hand of a person, causing a first-degree radiation burn.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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