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Agreement State Event Number: 52997
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: ACUREN INSPECTION, INC.
Region: 4
City: LaPORT State: TX
County:
License #: 01774
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 10/03/2017
Notification Time: 12:15 [ET]
Event Date: 10/02/2017
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/03/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE DISCONNECTED WHILE WORKING IN THE FIELD

The following report was received from the Texas Department of State Health Service via email:

"On October 2, 2017, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that one of its radiography crews had experienced a source disconnect while working at a field site. The radiography crew was using a QSA 880D exposure device containing a 75 curie iridium-192 source. The radiographers had completed a shot and as they approached the exposure device their alarming rate meters alarmed. The radiographers retreated to the end of the crank out device and attempted to retract the source. The source could not be retracted. The radiographers contacted their radiation safety officer (RSO) who responded to the scene. The RSO was able to drive the source into the collimator and place shielding over the source. The RSO inspected the drive cable and found that the drive cable had pulled out of the drive cable connector to the source pigtail. The RSO connected a new crank out device to the source and was able to retract the source into the fully shielded position in the camera. The RSO stated he inspected the drive cable at the connection and it appeared the cable had been stretched. The RSO stated the connector had obvious crimp marks on it. The RSO stated the equipment would be returned to the manufacturer for inspection. No individual received an overexposure due to this event. No member of the general public received any exposure from this event. The Agency has requested additional information from the licensee. Additional information will be provided as it is received in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident #:I 9515

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