An explosion at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky on Wednesday has left ten people injured, according to officials.
The company said that the explosion in Paducah transpired not at the location where the ice cream is made but rather at Dippin’ Dots’ contract manufacturing facility.
“At this moment, our focus is on the well-being of our fellow employees who were injured,” the company said. It holds its main office in Paducah.
While law enforcers from Paducah did not release any immediate response for more information, Robin Newberry, police spokesperson shared to NBC affiliate WPSD that the explosion occurs when liquid nitrogen is being moved out of the truck.
A part of the building was left with damages due to the explosion, as shown in an aerial video.
Newberry told the station that ten individuals were brought to the hospitals. They managed to vacate the building on their own when the incident happened.
As of Wednesday night, the situation of the injured victims remains unclear.
“My heart is with our employees, especially those injured in this afternoon’s terrible incident,” Scott Fisher, Dippin’ Dots CEO said in a statement as he pleaded for the public to help him pray for the victims, NBC News reported.
The explosion on Wednesday was the first incident in Dippin’ Dots. In 2019, an explosion also transpired within the same company which left four people injured. It, however, happened in another building, according to a report by WPSD.