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Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit

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Event Date: 26 September 2023 Event Type: Radiation Source Event Location: United States of America, Odessa, TX / Pro Inspection Inc. INES Rating: 2 (Final)

A radiography trainee received a dose of 0.075 Sv (7.50 rem) to the whole body and 0.258 Sv (25.8 rem) to the extremities due to a disconnected 2.33 TBq (63 Ci) Ir-192 source. This dose was determined through reconstruction of the event and dose calculations. The trainee did not wear his dosimetry badge and he did not turn on his alarming rate meter. He connected the source without supervision and began to take radiography shots of a pipe. After the third shot, he cranked the drive cable without the source back in the camera. He did not perform a survey to make sure the source was back in the camera. He walked up to the pipe and exchanged the film. He moved the end of the guide tube inside the pipe placing his hand approximately four inches from where the source was located. He walked back and cranked the drive

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