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

Sao Paulo radiography accident, 1988

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007

Date: 2 July 1988

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Type of event: radiography accident


A crew was using a 3,300 TBq iridium-192 source for radiography when the holder cable broke, causing three workers to be exposed to the source. All three received localized doses to the hands resulting in radiodermatitis. Whole body doses were 23 rad, 23 rad, and 20 rad.

Consequences: 3 injuries.


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