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Jinju radiography accident, 2009

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 November 2011

Date: 3 March 2009

Location: Jinju, Argus, Republic of Korea

Type of event: radiography accident


A radiographer was injured by exposure to a 56-curie Ir-192 source in radiography equipment. The worker was not using survey or personal dosimeters and failed to manually retract the source to a shielded position. The worker sustained severe radiation burns on the fingers from 5,000 rad localized dose and a whole body dose of 20 rem.

Consequences: 1 injury


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