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Blast at Dippin’ Dots Plant Injures 10

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The explosion at the Paducah, KY contract manufacturing site reportedly occurred as a truck was unloading liquid nitrogen.

10 people were hurt in an explosion Wednesday at a Dippin’ Dots contract manufacturing plant in Paducah, KY as a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen, officials said in local and national news organizations reports.

Emergency personnel responded to the Industrial Drive location after receiving word of the explosion around 4 p.m., a spokesperson for Paducah Police said in an interview with the Paducah Sun. The company said the plant manufactures ingredients for a third-party company.

The injured persons were taken to area hospitals. Police are investigating the cause of the explosion, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Video captured from the scene shows that the facility sustained significant damage.

“This is a terrible accident…At this moment, our focus is on the well-being of our fellow employees who were injured,” Dippin’ Dots said in a statement to ABC News.

Powder & Bulk Solids previously reported that four people were injured in an explosion at the Dippin’ Dots facility in Paducah in November 2019.

Dippin’ Dots also maintains its headquarters in Paducah.

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