Body of Contractor Killed in Aberdeen Proving Grounds Explosion will be flown back to his native India Monday. ATF is investigating. (Emphasis mine):
As the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continues investigating the explosion at Aberdeen Proving Ground last Saturday that killed contractor Dr. Nanaj Bhamare, a friend of the worker has told Patch that Bhamare’s body will be flown back to India for burial.
[...] “They also requested our assistance due to the complexity of the explosives, fire scene,” [Clare A. Weber, a representative from the ATF field office in Baltimore] said of APG. “In addition to the explosion, then subsequent fire, the scene contained chem, bio-hazards as well as bloodborne pathogens, which ATF has better capabilities to handle.”
The explosion and subsequent fire happened yesterday about 3:00 PM EST at a lab in the Edgewood area of the installation — specifically the Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense laboratory. No one else was injured. Bhamare was a subcontractor to Battelle under an Army contract, and had been working at APG for only a couple of months.
It makes you wonder.