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.

ā€œIā€™m afraid to flush the toilet right now,ā€ 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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