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

Wuhan irradiator accident, 1992

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 10 July 2022

Date: November 1992

Location: Wuhan, P.R. China

Type of event: irradiator accident


An accident occurred at an irradiation facility, reportedly involving a power loss and out-of-order safety interlocks, possibly similar to an accident in Shanghai in 1990. Four workers were overexposed: one suffered severe radiation sickness from a dose of 360 rad, one suffered moderate radiation sickness from a 170 rad dose, and one had mild sickness from a 90 rad dose. The fourth worker received a 50 rad dose.

Consequences: 3 injuries.


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