Police probe explosion at Kentucky Dippin’ Dots factory


PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities are trying to figure out what caused an explosion at a Paducah Dippin’ Dots factory that injured 10 people.  

A Paducah Police spokesperson says they received a call about the explosion at 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday.

The building where it occurred is owned by Dippin’ Dots but is not one where they manufacture ice cream. Instead it is used to manufacture ingredients for a third-party company.

The explosion happened as a truck was unloading liquid nitrogen at the facility, but police are not yet sure what caused the blast.

Ten people were taken to local hospitals, but the spokesperson did not know the severity of their injuries.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News Videos

Knoxville's Primary Election explained

Knoxville City Council candidate forum

Child abuse investigation underway in Madisonville

Knoxville Police trying to make contact with barricaded robbery suspect

TVA returning to previous mask guidelines

Knox County mom dealing with long-term effects of COVID-19