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Laser Accident Detail

Laser Accident Detail

The laser accident database maintained by Rockwell Laser Industries has been gathered from a broad range of sources since 1964. By studying this data, the laser community as a whole can promote the safe and knowledgeable use of lasers and prevent similar events from occurring in their own facilities.

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Accident Detail

Case Nbr5319
Accident Year1992
LocationHospital
CountryUSA
StateWA
CityBellevue
Laser TypeCO2
WaveLength10600
Class 
Divergence 
Exposure Time 
Output 
Pulse Rate 
Beam Diameter 
SubjectPatient
Age 
Sex 
ApplicationAlignment
ProtectionUnknown
Eye Damage 
CauseTraining
DescriptionShell on foot peddle connector broke off. Nurse attempted to plug cable into receptacle w/o shell for alignment.

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