PADUCAH — For the second time since 2019, an explosion rocked a Dippin’ Dots facility in Paducah Wednesday afternoon.
This time, the explosion wasn’t on the plant itself, however at one other constructing close by additionally owned by the corporate used for manufacturing of an ingredient bought to a 3rd celebration.
“This can be a horrible accident, which occurred at our contract manufacturing facility and didn’t contain our headquarters and ice cream manufacturing facility,” the corporate defined in a press release launched Wednesday night.
Paducah police say the explosion occurred when a truck was dropping off liquid nitrogen on the constructing. The Paducah Hearth Division is investigating what brought on the incident.
Emergency crews blocked off the street, and ambulances took 5 individuals to Mercy Well being – Lourdes Hospital and 5 others to Baptist Well being Paducah.
Sky 6 received a chicken’s eye view of the injury. As you’ll be able to see, your entire again facet of the constructing was torn aside.
The ice cream firm handled one other explosion in November 2019. 4 individuals had been injured in that incident. A nitrogen leak was discovered contained in the constructing. The ATF stated that incident was probably an industrial accident.
No deaths have been reported in connection to Wednesday’s explosion.
Dippin’ Dots’ assertion continues: “At this second, our focus is on the well-being of our fellow staff who had been injured. They’re foremost in our ideas and prayers this night. We’re working with native officers and have contacted state and federal authorities in preparation for an entire investigation. We’re grateful for the response of first responders who helped on many ranges this afternoon.”
In a separate assertion, Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer stated:
“My coronary heart is with our staff, particularly these injured on this afternoon’s horrible incident. I care deeply for our staff – they’re household to me. Please be part of me in praying for our staff Your assist will likely be tremendously appreciated by the Dippin’ Dots prolonged household throughout this tough second.”