New York man injured by "exploding toilet," he’s now afraid to flush

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Agence France-Presse (via reports that Michel Pierre of Brooklyn, New York "was seriously injured when a toilet exploded in his face after he pulled the handle to test the water pressure in his apartment."


The report noted: "The 58-year-old information technology specialist sustained shrapnel wounds from flying shards of porcelain that pierced his face, arms and legs, and required 30 stitches." The report said that "Pierre is now so fearful that he uses a rope to flush the toilet from behind the bathroom door at a safe distance."


According to the report, "Pierre’s lawyer Sanford Rubenstein said the full cost of Pierre’s medical bills and whether he needs plastic surgery are not yet known."


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