Celio Quisquis, 1963

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Celio Quisquis, 1963 - Granite quarry explosion kills Escondido man...
Granite quarry explosion kills Escondido man VISTA (UPI) — The hot of a jack hammer drill touched off an explosion in a hole at the bottom of a granite quarry! Tuesday, killing the drill oper-' ator and injuring his two assistants. assistants. Investigators said driller Celio Celio Quisquis, 53, Escondido, was} working to clean out the nar -i row, deep hole at the Quarry for a third attempt to blast the granite apart. The heated drill apparently reached a pocket of compressed gas built up by a previous detonation detonation and touched off another e.\ plosion. The force me jorcu of the explosion' ripped the hammer out of quis' hands and slammed it to his chest. SmaU stones silt scattered upwards like shot gun pellets, hitting the faces of: the three men j One of the assistants. Joseph Hatch, 57. was treated and leased at Palomar Hospital. The others, Lester O'Brien, 29.1 was hospitalized but reported in good condition. Both from Escondido. REALLY A BUTTERCUP

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  1. Redlands Daily Facts,
  2. 18 Dec 1963, Wed,
  3. Page 18

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