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

Turmero orphaned source, 2010

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 November 2011

Date: 3 June 2010

Location: Turmero, Aragua, Venezuela

Type of event: lost source


An unshielded industrial radiography source containing 65 Ci of Ir-192 was handled by several workers. One of the workers received a significant exposure and was eventually transported to France for treatment including surgery and stem cell treatment, and recovered.

Consequences: 1 injury


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