Not only bad loading practices but ignoring a few basic Black Powder safety rules. When we teach, we teach to load from a calibrated precision measure and that does not mean the one that may be on the flask. We also teach that you don't load from any flask and after filling a flask, you cap teh container. We also teach that when working around loose powder, The Smoking Lamp is Out
That's an old Navy term that needs no explaination. I guess this guy wants to learn the hard way. I also try to help folks like this and sometimes you have to give them more room to learn, say about 20 Ft.
"Front Loading" is safe and lots of fun but like anything else, you have to follow some basic rules.
Please Be Safe !!!