Overexposure of a radiographer

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Event Date: 19 September 2012 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: Belgium, Stork Technical Service INES Rating: 2 (Provisional)

A radiographer went in a bunker where industrial radiography operations were made. The ionising source was a X-ray machine (225kV - 4mA). The radiographer thought that the irradiation was finished but this was not the case and he was exposed.

According to the biological dosimetry, the radiographer received a whole body dose below 200mSv.

At the moment, the licencee is making a reconstitution of the incident to better determine the dose

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Provisional) as per 17 October 2012
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 Yes

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

Gilles Hermans
Federal Agency for Nuclear Control - FANC

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