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

Shanghai accelerator accident, 1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 8 October 2008

Date: June 1985

Location: Shanghai, P.R. China

Type of event: accelerator accident


Two workers entered the room containing a 1.5-Mv Van de Graff electron accelerator while it was running, resulting in significant exposures. One worker received burns from a localized dose of 2500-21000 rad.

Consequences: 2 injuries.


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