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

Nanjing source accident, 2014

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 10 July 2022

Date: May 2014

Location: Nanjing, P.R. China

Type of event: lost source


An individual mistakenly picked up a radiation source and put in it a pocket, causing uneven exposure and leading to medical treatment within 5 days. The individual suffered radiation sickness plus radiation-induced skin injury, with a whole body dose of 150 rad.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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