What to know about the Kentucky Dippin’ Dots explosion that injured 10 people
Ten people were injured in an explosion at a Dippin ’Dots facility in Kentucky on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
"This is a terrible accident that happened at our contract manufacturing facility and that neither our headquarters nor our ice cream manufacturing facility was involved," Dippin ’Dots officials said in a statement. “We are working with local officials and have contacted state and federal agencies to prepare a full investigation.
"We are grateful for the response from the first responders."
No deaths were reported in the explosion
According to several reports, all ten injured were able to leave the building on their own. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals. According to several reports, no deaths have been reported.
"My heart goes out to our employees, especially those who were injured in the terrible incident this afternoon," said Scott Fischer, CEO of Dippin 'Dots, in a statement. “Our employees are very important to me - they are a family to me. Please join me in praying for our co-workers. The extended Dippin ’Dots family will appreciate your support during this difficult time."
Nitrogen was discharged when there was an explosion
According to several reports, liquid nitrogen was being discharged from a truck when the explosion occurred, but the exact cause of the explosion was unclear.
According to several reports, the facility will not be used for making Dippin ’Dots ice cream, but for ingredients for third parties.
Blast is 2nd for Dippin Dots in Kentucky
According to Newsweek, this is the second explosion at a Paducah Dippin Dots facility since 2019. In the November 2019 explosion, there was a nitrogen leak at a facility that injured four people.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigated the explosion, according to KFVS, the CBS subsidiary in McCracken County. The plant had to be closed while the investigation was ongoing. The agency determined that it was likely an "industrial accident".
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