Overexposure to Radiographer


Print View Posted on: 21 April 2017

Event Date: 31 December 2016 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: United States of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma/Tulsa Gamma Ray INES Rating: 1 (Final)

As a result of a recent inspection by the State of Oklahoma, the licensee has learned that one of their radiographers received an annual whole body dose of 58.1 mSv (5.81 rem) for calendar year 2016. The overdose was accumulated over the course of the year. There were no unusual circumstances that caused the overdose. NRC EN52693

INES Rating: 1 - Anomaly (Final) as per 19 April 2017
Release beyond authorized limits? No
Overexposure of a member of the public? No
Overexposure of a worker? Yes

Contamination spread within the facility? No
Damage to radiological barriers (incl. fuel damage) within the facility? No

Degradation of Defence In-Depth No

Person injured physically or casualty? No
Is there a continuing problem? No

Patricia Milligan
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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http://www.nrc.gov
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