posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 06:33 PM
So you think you've had a bad day? This report may make you feel better. A West Virginia man entered a portable toilet to relieve himself and to have
a smoke... He had no idea what could happen, and learned the hard way that there are other less known dangers of smoking... The toilet he used had
built up an explosive amount of methane gas... He lit up and went BOOM...
ABCNEWS.com Full Article
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. July 14, 2004 — Warning: smoking in the toilet can be dangerous. A portable toilet exploded Tuesday after a man who was inside it
lit a cigarette.
Emergency workers said the man was not severely injured and drove himself to Clay-Battelle Community Health Center. He was later transferred to Ruby
Memorial Hospital. His name and condition were not available Wednesday.
The explosion, which occurred in Blacksville, resulted from a buildup of methane gas inside the portable toilet. The methane did not "take too
kindly" to the lit cigarette, said a spokeswoman for Monongalia Emergency Medical Services.
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Yet another reason to quit. Can you now imagine if this had been you?
I am sure he will have to hear about this for a while, and maybe he will give up his dangerous habit now. Or at least refrain from smoking in the
presence of methane gas.
Maybe the NO SMOKING signs could add the words Deny Ignorance to them?
[edit on 24-7-2004 by UM_Gazz]