Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Kaifeng City radiation accident, 1986
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 8 October 2008
Kaifeng City, P.R. China
Type of event:
accidental exposure to source
Two individuals were accidentally exposed to a cobalt-60 source for about 3 minutes. During a loss of power, the workers entered the room and put the source in the irradiation position manually. They received whole body doses of 260 and 350 rads, respectively, and developed acute radiation sickness.
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