Former upstate New York mayor, 67, is killed and two others are injured after guacamole-making machine explodes

A former upstate New York mayor has been killed and two others injured after a high-pressure food processor being tested for manufacturing guacamole exploded.

Dr Joseph Kapp, 67, local businessman and former mayor of Rensselaer, New York, died at hospital after the explosion on Wednesday morning at Innovative Test Solutions, an engineering firm and test laboratory.

Schenectady Fire Department Assistant Chief Don Mareno told the Times-Union of Albany that the machine was a ‘high-pressure vessel.’

Two other people who were present during the testing were sent to Ellis Hospital with less serious injuries, Mareno said, according to News10. The surviving victims have not been na….


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