Ten individuals have been injured Wednesday after an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky, officers mentioned.
The explosion in Paducah occurred at Dippin’ Dots’ contract manufacturing facility and never the place the ice cream is made, the corporate mentioned.
“At this second, our focus is on the well-being of our fellow staff who have been injured,” the corporate, which has its headquarters in Paducah, mentioned in a press release.
Paducah police didn’t instantly reply to a request for particulars, however police spokeswoman Robin Newberry informed NBC affiliate WPSD the explosion occurred as a truck was unloading liquid nitrogen.
Aerial video appeared to point out a part of a constructing that was broken.
The ten individuals taken to hospitals have been capable of depart the constructing on their very own, Newberry informed the station. The situation of the injured was not clear Wednesday evening.
“My coronary heart is with our staff, particularly these injured on this afternoon’s horrible incident,” Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer mentioned in a press release. He requested that individuals be part of him in praying for them.
In 2019, an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots facility injured 4 individuals. That occurred in a unique constructing than the one concerned in Wednesday’s blast, WPSD reported.