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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 Nbr5318
Accident Year1988
CityLos Angeles
Laser TypeArgon
Exposure Time 
Output0.025 W
Pulse Rate 
Beam Diameter 
SubjectFactory Worker
ProtectionNot Available
Eye DamageInternal
DescriptionNo eyewear used during alignment task. There were reportedly five individuals involved but only one with a possible retinal lesion.

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