Manufacturing News / Industrial Safety

Explosion at Dippin’ Dots plant leaves 4 workers injured

By Jon Levine for the New York Post

Nov 25, 2019

Tragedy struck a Dippin’ Dots facility in Kentucky after an explosion injured at least four people, WSPD6 local reported.

It is not known what exactly caused the blast, or the extent of the damage to the Paducah facility, a company spokesperson told the Associated Press.

A rep for the city said the plant appears to have had a nitrogen leak, but that it was unclear whether the possible leak had played a role in the blast. Nitrogen is an essential component of Dippin’ Dots, which is used to “flash freeze” the ice cream, the wire service reported.

To learn more, read "4 injured in Dippin’ Dots plant explosion in Kentucky" from the New York Post.