This is a bizarre story about a deadly guacamole blender that killed a former upstate New York mayor.
The former mayor was killed in the freak accident and two other people were injured after a high-pressure food processor that was being tested for making guacamole exploded.
Dr. Joseph Kapp was a local businessman and former mayor of Rensselaer, New York, and he died at the hospital after the explosion that occurred at a test laboratory called “Innovative Test Solutions” on Wednesday.
Kapp and the other victims were at Innovative Test Solutions on Kings Road in Schenectady at around 7am when the guacamole-making machine exploded.
The blast damaged the facility, but no fire or chemical spill were reported, according to Spectrum News.
The local codes department and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were reportedly both notified about the incident.
It is unclear at this time why the machinery experienced what has been described as a ‘catastrophic failure during trial operational tests.’
‘As a true friend, a remarkable leader, and the longest serving trustee on our board, Joe Kapp will be greatly missed by our college community,’ Dr Roger Ramsammy, President of Hudson Valley Community College, said in a statement.
‘Once a student at Hudson Valley, Joe gave back to the college immensely and served admirably as a trustee for two decades. With heavy hearts, we share our deepest sympathies with Joe’s wife, Yolanta, and the entire Kapp family.’
Kapp is survived by his wife and children, one of whom, a son, is serving in the US Navy.
The machine was reportedly a “high-pressure vessel.”
Is something this powerful really necessary to make creamy guac?
I just make my guac in a bowl. Maybe this was a commercial-type machine for restaurants they were testing for the market?
Either way, I can’t imagine anyone would want this now, even if the “deadly kinks” get worked out.
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