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An Electron Accelerator Accident in Hanoi, Viet Nam

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English STI/PUB/1008 ¦ 92-0-100496-6

36 pages ¦ 15 figures ¦ € 14.50 ¦ Date published: 1996

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On 17 November 1992 a radiological accident occurred at an electron accelerator facility in Hanoi, Viet Nam. An individual entered the irradiation room without the operators' knowledge and unwittingly exposed his hands to the X ray beam. His hands were seriously injured and one hand had to be amputated. The report details the circumstances of the accident, its medical consequences and the governmental response.

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