Ten people injured after an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky


Ten people are taken to hospital after explosion while truck was unloading liquid nitrogen at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky

  • The explosion took place Wednesday evening in Paducah, Kentucky 
  • The incident occurred after a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen at the facility, according to Paducah Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry
  • Liquid nitrogen is an essential ingredient in the production of Dippin’ Dots, frequently used to the freeze ice cream into its popular little dots 
  • Five individuals were transported to Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital, and five others were taken to Baptist Health Paducah 
  • According to Newberry, all 10 of the injured individuals were walk out of the facility on their own
  • No deaths occurred and the cause of the explosion has yet to be identified

Ten individuals have been injured after an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Paducah, Kentucky, on Wednesday evening.  

The explosion took place as a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen at the facility, according to Paducah Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry. 

Liquid nitrogen is an essential ingredient in the production of Dippin’ Dots, frequently used to the freeze ice cream into its popular little dots. 

But the Paducah facility is not one where Dippin’ Dots ice cream is made, and is instead used to produce ingredients for a third party, WPSD reports. 

Five individuals were transported to Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital, and five others were taken to Baptist Health Paducah, police said

According to Newberry, all 10 of the injured individuals were able to walk out of the facility on their own. 

The explosion took place off Charter Oak Drive on Industrial Drive in Paducah, after a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen at the facility, according to Paducah Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry

While no deaths occurred, Newberry says five individuals were transported to Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital, and five others were taken to Baptist Health Paducah

While no deaths occurred, Newberry says five individuals were transported to Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital, and five others were taken to Baptist Health Paducah 

Ten individuals are currently being treated for injuries after an explosion occurred at a Dippin' Dots facility in Kentucky Wednesday evening

Ten individuals are currently being treated for injuries after an explosion occurred at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky Wednesday evening

The cause of the explosion has yet to be identified. 

 In June, CEO of Dippin’ Dots, Scott Fischer, was sued by his ex-girlfriend who claims he shared nude photos of her and sent them to her mother during a custody dispute for their dog.

In the lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Amanda Brown says she was in a relationship with Fischer from 2019 to 2020, claiming the relationship was tumultuous because of his ‘dangerous tendency to abuse alcohol.’

He allegedly ‘drank frequently and excessively,’ according to the court documents obtained by DailyMail.com and ‘failed several attempts at sobriety’. 

 At times, the court documents said, he would be abusive, and, ‘In various ways, he endeavored to make her financially dependent on him in order to use that dependence to compel her to do things she otherwise did not want to do, and most importantly, dissuade her from leaving him.’ 

Attorneys representing Fischer told TMZ: ‘The inflammatory lawsuit brought forth by Ms. Brown is nothing more than an attempt to extort Mr. Fischer after he ended their relationship. It is unfortunate that she has stooped to the level of attacking my client through an outlandish lawsuit, covering up her illegal actions.

Dippin' Dots CEO Scott Fischer is being sued by an ex-girlfriend who claims he distributed her sexual photos in a custody dispute over their dog and ownership of a car they co-leased

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer is being sued by an ex-girlfriend who claims he distributed her sexual photos in a custody dispute over their dog and ownership of a car they co-leased

Amanda Brown, pictured, is sued ex-boyfriend Scott Fischer for allegedly sharing her nude photos

Amanda Brown, pictured, is sued ex-boyfriend Scott Fischer for allegedly sharing her nude photos 

‘Mr. Fischer is disappointed this has become a legal matter despite his efforts to ring about a respectful resolution,’ the attorneys continued. ‘He is ready to put the matter behind him and move forward.’ 

Fischer acquired the miniature ice cream pellet company from bankruptcy in 2012, according to the company’s website, and helped the company reach $300 million in retail sales.

Under his leadership, the company has expanded into 12 countries outside of the United States, and led the company’s acquisition of Doc Popcorn, the largest franchised retailer of popcorn in the world.  

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