Exposure of a worker over annual statutory dose limit

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Event Date: 19 May 2021 Event Type: Other
Event Location: Hungary, Hungary INES Rating: 2 (Provisional)

A radiography worker was performing radiographic testing with an ERESCO200 MF industrial X-ray machine. During the activity between two explosion the worker had to enter the explosion area and only when he returned to the X-ray machine he realized that the X-ray machine was not switched off. During the app. 30 sec exposure time the worked received 25,8 mSv dose.

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Provisional) as per 13 July 2022
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

Dr. Balczó Béla
Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

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