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

Ten people hospitalized after explosion while truck was unloading liquid nitrogen at Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky

  • The explosion happened Wednesday night in Paducah, Kentucky
  • The incident happened after a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen into the facility, according to Robin Newberry, a spokeswoman for the Paducah Police Department.
  • Liquid nitrogen is an essential ingredient in the production of Dippin’ Dots, which is often used to freeze ice cream into the popular small dots
  • Five people were transported to Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and five others were taken to Baptist Health Paducah . brought
  • According to Newberry, all 10 injured walked out of the facility on their own
  • There were no fatalities and the cause of the explosion has yet to be determined

Ten people were injured Wednesday night after an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Paducah, Kentucky.

The explosion happened when a truck loaded liquid nitrogen into the facility, according to Robin Newberry, a spokeswoman for the Paducah Police Department.

Liquid nitrogen is an essential ingredient in the production of Dippin’ Dots, which is often used to freeze ice cream into the popular small dots.

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

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

According to Newberry, all 10 injured were able to leave the facility on their own.

The explosion occurred at Charter Oak Drive on Industrial Drive in Paducah, after a truck unloaded liquid nitrogen into the facility, according to Robin Newberry, a spokeswoman for the Paducah Police Department.

There were no fatalities, but Newberry said five people were transported to Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital and five others to Baptist Health Paducah.

There were no fatalities, but Newberry said five people were transported to Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and five others to Baptist Health Paducah.

Ten people are currently being treated for injuries after an explosion happened Wednesday night at a Dippin' Dots facility in Kentucky

Ten people are currently being treated for injuries after an explosion happened Wednesday night at a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.

In June, Dippin’ Dots CEO 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 battle for their dog.

In the lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County 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.”

According to court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, he is said to have “drinked frequently and excessively” and “failed several attempts at sobriety.”

At times, the court documents said, he would be abusive, and: “In various ways he tried to make her financially dependent on him to use that dependence to force her to do things she wouldn’t otherwise do, and most importantly , keep her from leaving him.’

Lawyers representing Fischer told TMZ: “The seditious lawsuit filed by Ms. Brown is nothing more than an attempt to blackmail Mr Fischer after he ended their relationship. It’s a shame she has lowered herself to the level of attacking my client through a bizarre 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 possession of a car they rented together

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 possession of a car they rented together

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

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

‘Mr. Fischer is disappointed that this has become a legal matter, despite his efforts to reach a respectful solution,” the lawyers continued. “He’s 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 website, and helped the company reach $300 million in retail sales.

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

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