Dippin’ Dots Factory Explosion Injures 10

July 22, 2021
Truck was unloading liquid nitrogen at Paducah, Kentucky, facility.

An explosion July 21 at a Dippin' Dots facility in Paducah, Ky., sent 10 people to the hospital.

The explosion occurred when a truck was unloading liquid nitrogen at a Dippin' Dots-owned facility where ingredients for a third-party company are made, not where the flash-frozen ice cream treat is produced. What caused the explosion was not specified.

The explosion rocked the facility, injuring 10 of the 11 people inside, Paducah police told local media. By the end of the day, nine of the 10 people had been released from the hospital.

Dippin' Dots is headquartered elsewhere in Paducah. Newsweek reported there was a similar nitrogen explosion at the same facility in 2019.

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