Overexposure to Radiographer

Print View Posted on: 13 June 2017

Event Date: 28 April 2017 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: United States of America, Houston, Texas / Versa Integrity INES Rating: 2 (Final)

After the performance of an industrial radiography exposure, the licensee radiographer approached the collimator to collect the film without his survey meter. The source was not completely retracted inside the camera. The radiographer dosimeter was processed and a whole body dose of 0.054 Sv (5.39 rem) was reported. The U.S. statutory limit for whole body dose is 0.05 Sv (5 rem). NRC EN52717

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Final) as per 13 June 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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