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

Yamuananager radiography accident, 1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1985

Location: Yamuananager, India

Type of event: radiography accident


Following a power failure, safety violations involving an iridium-192 radiography projector caused exposures of 800 to 2,000 rad to the hands of two operators. Each individual had to have two fingers amputated.

Consequences: 2 injuries.


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