Plumber Lights Match ~ Turns Into Cannonball

Ogden, Utah Plumber, Brigham Ballantyne, turned into a human cannonball on the morning of 4 May 1913.   Trying to see where he was going in an old sewer line, he struck a match for light.  His next memory was being 10 feet away from the opening of the pipe.

Sewer gas ignited when the match was struck turning the sewer line into a cannon with Mr. Ballantyne acting as the projectile.  His life was saved due to a covering of mud that protected him from serious burns.

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