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United States of America, 06 May 2015, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

On 5/6/2015, a worker received an extremity overexposure while conducting radiographic operations at an industrial facility. A radio communication that occurred while the radiographer was relocating the collimator was misunderstood by the radiographer assistant as direction to crank out the 2.59...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 31 Jul 2018 Last update on 31 Jul 2018


Mexico, 06 Jul 2018, INES: 1

Stolen industrial radiography device in Mexico City

On July 8th. 2018, the National Commission for Nuclear Safety and Safeguards was informed that an industrial radiography device was stolen, with an Ir-192 radioactive source inside. The event occurred on July 6th. 2018, aproximately at 15:00 hours (EST), in Mexico City, when an employee of a...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 09 Jul 2018 Last update on 23 Jul 2018


Finland, 14 Mar 2018, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker

An animal keeper was contaminated with I-131 in a veterinary clinic on March 14 2018. The veterinary clinic uses I-131 for feline hyperthyroidism treatments. On the treatment iodine is administrated to the cat as a single injection under the skin. On March 14 2018 five cats were treated with...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 01 Jun 2018 Last update on 01 Jun 2018


United States of America, 06 Apr 2018, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A radiographer received a whole body dose of 60 mSv (6.0 rem) on or about 4/6/2018. The radiographer was working at a fabrication shop with a radiography camera containing a 3.804 TBq (102.8 Ci) Ir-192 source. The radiographer finished performing radiography exposures in one location then carried...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Apr 2018 Last update on 14 May 2018


United States of America, 14 Mar 2018, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A radiographer trainer received a whole body dose of 58 mSv (5.8 rem) on 3/14/2018. The radiographer assistant received a whole body dose of 46 mSv (4.6 rem). The licensee believes that the radiographers may have received the doses as a result of not fully retracting the 3.3 TBq (88.9 Ci) Ir-192...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 29 Mar 2018 Last update on 29 Mar 2018


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