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

Rades orphaned source, 2008

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 November 2011

Date: 23 March 2008

Location: Rades, Tunisia

Type of event: lost source


A worker carried an unshielded industrial radiography Ir-192 source by hand for some period, sustaining a 200 rem whole body dose. IAEA was notified 19 April 2008. The worker was transported to France on 1 May 2008 for treatment for radiation injury.

Consequences: 1 injury


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