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

Tiszafured radiography accident, 1984

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1984

Location: Tiszafured, Hungary

Type of event: accidental exposure to radiography source


An industrial defectoscope with an iridium-192 source suffered an equipment failure, after which the source was mishandled. One individual received radiation burns on the fingers of the left hand from a localized dose of 2,000 to 3,000 rad (whole-body dose 4.6 rad). A portion of one finger had to be surgically removed.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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