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Accident

An unintended event that causes harm of any kind. An accident may be unavoidable; for example, one may hit a deer while driving a car, despite taking all appropriate precautions, simply because the deer ran in front of the car. Other accidents are the result of negligence; for example, a driver may unintentionally hit another car because he was speeding and under the influence of alcohol. The party responsible for paying damages in the event of an accident depends on a number of factors, notably which party, if any, was negligent. In some cases, one may be responsible for paying damages even if there was no negligence. Lawsuits attempting to determine responsibility are commonplace. See also: Indemnity.
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He said he helped his Royal Navy colleagues in a radiation accident on a nuclear submarine and later developed lung cancer as a result.
The psycho-social effects of a radiation accident can lead to problems ranging from psychoses in individuals to regional prejudices aimed at affected populations.
The super-big bug, commonly depicted as the victim of a radiation accident, is a physiological impossibility, Berenbaum asserts.
Finding no mention of radiation accident patients, they called me for assistance.
BARDA is seeking additional proposals for products that potentially could treat illness and injury from high levels of radiation, as well as improved diagnostic tools to measure the radiation dose a person has absorbed after a nuclear detonation or radiation accident.
Radiation accidents involving medical uses have accounted for more deaths and early acute health effects than any other type of radiation accident, including accidents at nuclear facilities.
Some 2,500 people took part in a large-scale evacuation drill Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of Japan's worst nuclear radiation accident at a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture.
How much and when GM-CSF should be given after a radiation accident remains unclear, Gale says.
BARDA is seeking additional proposals for products that potentially could treat or illness and injury from acute radiation syndrome, as well as improved diagnostic tools to measure the radiation dose a person has absorbed after a nuclear denotation or radiation accident.
The question of reasonable criteria for evacuation in the event of a radiation accident was discussed at a recent meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.
BARDA is seeking additional proposals for products that potentially could treat illness and injury from acute radiation syndrome, as well as improved diagnostic tools to measure the radiation dose a person has absorbed after a nuclear denotation or radiation accident.