|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNABLE TO RETRACT SOURCE INTO RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA |
The following information was obtained from the State of Texas via E-mail:
"On July 23, 2013, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that on July 20, 2013, a radiography crew was unable to retract an Iridium - 192 source into a QSDA 880 D exposure device. The failure was caused by a spool that had fallen on the guide tube, crimping the tube so that the source could not pass through the tube at the crimp. The radiographers isolated the area, placed bags of concrete over the source to reduce area dose rates, and contacted their Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The RSO drove to the location and reach the site about six hour later. The RSO was able to remove the crimp enough to allow the source to pass through the crimp and lock back in the exposure device. The camera was returned to the licensee's facility for further inspection. No one involved in the event received an exposure that exceeded any regulatory limit. No member of the general public was exposed to any radiation due to this event. Additional information will
be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."
Texas Incident #: I-9099