Fortunately, the 28-year-old man didn’t figure out the science quite right and was unable to kill himself. In able to become explosive, the man began by consuming large amounts of nitroglycerin tablets and vodka.
These materials, though probably hazardous to the man’s health, didn’t turn the man into an explosive. He then repeatedly rammed himself into the wall, trying to explode. The demolition worker's failed suicide occurred in February 2001 in Michigan.
Interestingly, despite working in demolition, he wasn’t thinking rationally enough to actually form a reasonable suicide plan for his own demolition. The man was admitted to the hospital for treatment. By the time of his admittance he had sustained serious bruising.
He was given counseling and released from the hospital. The definitely wins the award for the most interesting suicide attempt, but the desire to die is an unfortunate situation. The prevalence of suicide is an extremely serious problem, and certainly not something to be taken lightly.