Overexposure of a worker

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Event Date: 05 October 2012 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: Belgium, IRM group sa - Alleur INES Rating: 2 (Final)

A worker made adjustments on a X-ray machine (65kV - 1.8mA) despite the fact that the device was in test.
The worker received between 5 and 7 Gy on each hands during the intervention. The whole body dose that he received is 1.4 mSv.

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Final) 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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