10 people hurt in explosion at Dippin' Dots factory in Kentucky

10 people hurt in explosion at Dippin' Dots factory in Kentucky

Ten people were hurt in an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots factory in Kentucky as a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen, police and company officials said. The blast at the factory in Paducah late Wednesday afternoon occurred in a building owned by Dippin’ Dots used to manufacture ingredients for a third-party company, police said. A truck was unloading liquid nitrogen used to flash-freeze the popular ice cream treat into a storage tank when the explosion rocked the facility, injuring 10 of 11 people inside, Paducah police spokeswoman Robin Newberry said. Nine of the 10 injured employees were treated and released from hospitals late Wednesday, Dippin’ Dots spokeswoman Billie Stuber told The Post. “This is a terrible accident, which occurred at our contract manufacturing facility and did not involve our headquarters and ice cream production facility,” company officials said in a statement. “At this moment, our focus is on the well-being of our fellow employees who were injured.” Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer asked the public to pray for the impacted workers. “My heart is with our employees, especially those injured in …
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