Four people are injured, and one man is afraid to flush, after a series of toilet explosions at a Brooklyn development.
As the Daily News reports, the drama began when Michel Pierre, a 58-year-old Flatbush resident, heard that plumbing maintenance was being done in his development to install a backflow prevention valve. At 11 PM, he flushed the toilet to see if the building’s water had been reactivated, only to have the toilet blow up in his face. Pierre was knocked unconscious by the blast and lacerated by multiple pieces of ceramic shrapnel.
“I remember there was a ‘boom’ and the thing exploded in my face,” Pierre recounted to the Daily News. “I was blinded and pieces flew all over the place.”
Pierre awoke covered in blood and cuts. He was treated at Methodist Hospital, where his wounds required a total of 30 stitches. In addition to Pierre…
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