Exploding toilet leaves Brooklyn man with shrapnel wounds, afraid to flush

He cowers before the porcelain bomb.

A Brooklyn man was seriously injured by an exploding toilet in his co-op and remains so traumatized by the blown-up john that he uses a rope to flush from a safe distance outside the bathroom.

Michel Pierre was one of four tenants injured Oct. 2 at the Caton Power development in Flatbush by powerful blasts from their bowls, the Daily News has learned.

“I’m afraid to flush the toilet right now,” said Pierre, 58, who was so punished by the porcelain that he needed 30 stitches to close shrapnel wounds on his head, arm and legs.

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