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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 Nbr5321
Accident Year1990
LocationFactory
CountryUSA
StateOH
CityCincinnati
Laser TypeCO2
WaveLength10600
Class 
Divergence 
Exposure Time 
Output1000 W
Pulse Rate 
Beam Diameter 
SubjectTechnician
Age 
SexM
ApplicationAlignment
ProtectionUnknown
Eye Damage 
CauseNegligence
DescriptionTechnician inadvertently opened shutter to CO2 with beam focused onto hand. Reported massive swelling. Did not loose hand or fingers but still has loss of feeling in hand.

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