Overexposure to Radiographer’s Assistant

Print View Posted on: 27 April 2012

Event Date: 06 April 2012 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: United States of America, Tampa, Florida/Renegade Testing & Inspection, INC. INES Rating: 2 (Final)

On April 16, 2012, the licensee radiographer’s assistant informed the licensee Radiation Safety Officer that his pocket dosimeter had gone off scale 10 days prior. The licensee sent the radiographer’s permanent badge for processing and the result was a 250 mSv (25 rem) whole body dose reading. The State of Florida was informed of the dose on April 24, and has verified the dose. The State of Florida continues its investigation.

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Final) as per 26 April 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 No

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

Dr. Cynthia Jones
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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