I'll call this a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.
I do this for 2 reasons.
1) My brother nearly died.
2) It didn't make the news.
3) Advice and regulations, codes, etc are such a rarity online for this
or any other thing that endangers people directly.
PVC piping is commonly "leak checked" in the plumbing industry. Put
pressure on the lines, see if anything leaks.
Apparently PVC explodes in the manner of CDROM when broken. My brother
is the plumber, I'm the computer tech. During a "leak check" on a PVC
line in Atlanta this past friday, his apprentice was killed in an
explosion during the check. CDROMs shatter like glass. A PVC pipe
explosion killed a person in Atlanta last night and shredded everything
in the vicinity in the process of a standard test. I consider that alot
more important than the latest car wreck.
I will now direct your attention to the only relevant link referring to
safety advice during such testing procedures in order to prevent getting
killed while doing a job. That I was able to find online.
Live and Learn. Don't and Die. That's what I call a PSA.
(This is the only post I'll make tonight that requires general
attention. Another reason Google is so profitable.)