September 27, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
JERSEY COMPANY AND ITS VICE PRESIDENT ARE
INDICTED FOR RADIATION VIOLATIONS
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that the Grand Juries
of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County have indicted Joseph Ferenc,
45, and United Evaluations, Inc. on four counts each of violations
of the State's radiation control regulations.
is the Vice-President of industrial radiography company, United
Evaluation Services, Inc., of Beachwood, New Jersey (formerly known
as Accurate Technologies, Inc.). The Anne Arundel County indictments
allege that on or about September 25, 2001 at 905 Pittman Road,
Ferenc and the company failed to control the occupational dose of
radiation to an individual adult as required by law. Ferenc and
the company are also alleged to have permitted an individual to
act as a radiographer without wearing a combination of safety meters
as required, and to have failed to provide annual refresher safety
training for each radiographer at intervals not to exceed 12 months.
In addition, the indictments allege that Ferenc and United Evaluations
failed to comply with the conditions of their Maryland license.
Baltimore City, Ferenc and the company are charged with failing
to report within 24 hours an event involving the loss of control
of a licensed source of radiation. Ferenc and the company also allegedly
failed to maintain an office in Maryland, failed to maintain required
records at an office in Maryland, and failed to notify the Agency
in writing no less than 30 days before vacating its premises. In
addition, the indictments charge that Ferenc and the company did
not comply with regulations that require them to notify the Agency
in writing immediately following the filing of a petition for bankruptcy
under any Chapter of Title 11 (Bankruptcy) of the United States
count of the indictment is a misdemeanor that carries a potential
penalty of one year in prison and/or a fine of $25,000.
indictment is merely an allegation; all defendants are presumed
innocent until proven guilty.