10 people injured in explosion at Dippin 'Dots factory in Kentucky
Ten people were injured in an explosion at a Dippin 'Dots factory in Kentucky as a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen, police and company officials said.
The explosion at the Paducah factory late Wednesday afternoon occurred in a building owned by Dippin 'Dots used to make ingredients for a third-party company, Police said.
A truck was unloading liquid nitrogen used to quickly freeze popular ice cream into a storage tank when the explosion rocked the facility, injuring 10 people. of 11 people inside, Paducah Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry said.
Nine of the 10 injured workers were treated and released from the hospital on Wednesday evening, said declared the spokespersonfrom Dippin 'Dots, Billie Stuber, to The Post.
"This was a terrible accident, which happened at our contract manufacturing facility and did not did not involve our head office and our ice cream factory, "company officials said in a statement. “Right now we are focused on the well-being of our injured colleagues. "
Officials arrive at the scene of the explosion at the Dippin 'Dots facility in Kentucky. WHAS11
Dippin 'Dots CEO Scott Fischer called on the public to pray for the affected workers.
“My heart is with our employees, especially those who have been injured in that of this terrible incident afternoon, ”Fischer said in a statement to the Post. “I care deeply about our employees - they are part of my family. "
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The explosion occurred at a different factory than where an explosion in 2019 four " people injured at Dippin 'Dots manufacturing plant on Charter Oak Drive, The " Paducah Sun reported .
A city official said at the time the factory appeared to have a nitrogen leak.
The use of Wednesday's explosion was not immediately clear. A road leading to the facility remained closed until Thursday morning, WPSD " reported .