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RESPONSE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

07/01/1995
RESPONSE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALSBY ANTHONY M. GAGLIERD AND RICHARD K. HILINSKI At 0847 hours on July 14, 1994, McCandless Township dispatch was called to respond to a construction accident at the intersection of McKnight Road and Arcadia Drive. (McCandless is a suburb of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.) The weather was overcast with numerous heavy rain showers. Units from the Peebles Volunteer Fire Department of McCandless Township and the Franklin Park Ambulance Authority were dispatched to the scene. They arrived at the scene at 0851 hours and found a severely injured construction worker. He had been using a testing machine containing a radio...

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