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

Tokyo irradiator accident, 1994

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 21 June 2004

Date: 28 April 1994

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Type of event: irradiator accident


An x-ray technician was disassembling an x-ray analyzer. Unaware that the x-ray beam was on, he exposed his hand for about 3 seconds when he felt warmth between two fingers. He did not recognize that injurious exposure had occurred until injury to his hand developed about 2 weeks later.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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