Man Injured in Toilet Blast Files Suit

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    The explosion occurred July 13, 2004, at Parrish Shaft in Blacksville. Jenkins, a North West Fuels Development Inc. methane power plant operator, entered a portable toilet, sat down and tried to light a cigarette.

    "When I struck the lighter, the whole thing just detonated — the whole top blew off," John Jenkins said. "I can't tell you if it blew me out the door or if I jumped out."

    The lawsuit says the cigarette ignited methane gas leaking from a pipe underneath the unit.
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