Two other people who were present during the testing were sent to Ellis Hospital with less serious injuries, Mareno said, according to News10. This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased. '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. (Read more explosion stories.) 'Once a student at Hudson Valley, Joe gave back to the college immensely and served admirably as a trustee for two decades. 44 comments © 2020 Wayne Dupree – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. With heavy hearts, we share our deepest sympathies with Joe’s wife, Yolanta, and the entire Kapp family.’. The local codes department and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were reportedly both notified about the incident. The blast damaged the facility, but no fire or chemical spill were reported, according to Spectrum News. Our condolences to Joe’s many friends and family.”. Our condolences to Joe’s many friends and family. 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. MORE NEWS: John Lennon’s Son Sounds More and More Conservative Everyday…and His Latest Tweet is the Icing on the Cake, The machine was reportedly a “high-pressure vessel.”. ‘Once a student at Hudson Valley, Joe gave back to the college immensely and served admirably as a trustee for two decades. Kapp and the other victims were at Innovative Test Solutions on Kings Road in Schenectady at around 7am when the guacamole-making machine exploded. We grieve for him, his family, and the family of the other victims who were involved. Tragic news for Rensselaer County. A food processor being tested to make guacamole exploded on Wednesday morning in New York -- killing a former mayor and injuring two others, officials said. He was also a secretary of the Army Fellowship in London and served the community of Rensselaer as mayor in 1990. Guacamole Maker Explodes Killing Former Mayor Joseph Kapp, … This material may not … Businessman killed, 2 hurt in explosion of guacamole maker, Former Rensselaer mayor dies after explosion in Schenectady; 2 others hospitalized, Explosion at Schenectady Business Kills HVCC Trustee. Board of Trustees. Roger ... Joe Kapp will … 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 surviving victims have not been named. Email TooFab editors at email@example.com. ", Fire crews told WRGB that they "do not believe the incident is suspicious at this time.". Six people spend 50 hours scrubbing layers of mould and piles of rubbish... Covid-19 will probably NEVER go away even with a vaccine - which might not be available until after... Boris warns Greater Manchester's ICU units will be overwhelmed by 28 October and it will pass peak... Matt Hancock reveals that millions more people in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire,... China's economy grows 4.9% as industrial production surges, retail sales rise and unemployment sinks... 'Throw your gun! Kapp is survived by his wife and children, one of whom, a son, is serving in the US Navy. MORE NEWS: Pro-Trump Doc David Samadi Shares Jaw-Dropping Saturday Afternoon Video of NYC, Says It’s Proof de Blasio Destroyed the City. ‘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. ", "We are deeply saddened by this loss of life. It is unclear at this time why the machinery experienced what has been described as a 'catastrophic failure during trial operational tests. Kapp was the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for Hudson Valley Community College in Troy and a former mayor of Rensselaer during the 1990s. Published: 15:54 EDT, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 18:25 EDT, 6 August 2020, Dr Joseph Kapp, 67, a businessman and former mayor of Rensselaer, New York, was killed early Wednesday morning when a food processor being tested for making guacamole blew up. Please join Common Council President John DeFrancesco and all Council members in extending our deepest condolences to Joe’s friends and family. The comments below have not been moderated. With heavy hearts, we share our deepest sympathies with Joe's wife, Yolanta, and the entire Kapp family. He will be greatly missed and we share our deepest sympathies with the Kapp family. 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