Location: Hazira, Gujarat, India
Type of event: radiography accident
Improper procedures and maintenance of an iridium-192 radiography projector caused overexposure to one worker, who received a whole-body dose of 65 rad and a localized dose to the fingers of 1,000 rad. Radiation burns on the fingers of both hands required amputation of the fingers.
Consequences: 1 injury.
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