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10 injured after explosion at Dippin ‘Dots facility in Kentucky

Ten people were injured Wednesday after an explosion at a Dippin ‘Dots facility in Kentucky, officials said.

The explosion in Paducah happened at Dippin ‘Dots’ contract manufacturing facility and not where the ice cream is made, the company said.

“At the moment, we are focused on the welfare of our colleagues who have been injured,” the company, headquartered in Paducah, said in a statement.

Paducah Police did not immediately respond to a request for details, but police spokesperson Robin Newberry told NBC affiliate WPSD the explosion occurred while a truck discharged liquid nitrogen.

Aerial video appears to show part of a damaged building.

The 10 people taken to hospitals were able to leave the building on their own, Newberry told the station. The condition of the injured was not clear Wednesday evening.

“My heart is with our employees, especially those who were injured in the terrible incident this afternoon,” Dippin ‘Dots CEO Scott Fischer said in a statement. He asked that people join him in praying for them.

In 2019, an explosion at a Dippin ‘Dots facility injured four people. This happened in a different building than the one involved in Wednesday’s explosion, WPSD reported.

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