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Seven workers injured in fiery explosion at KFC Old Harbour  

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2013 | 8:48 PM

Restaurants of Jamaica, the operators of KFC, says the seven team members of its Old Harbour outlet who were injured in a fiery explosion this afternoon are being treated at hospital. 

The company says the workers were taken to hospital after being treated on site by the area doctor on call.

According to Mark Myers, Managing Director of KFC, the team members have varying degrees of burns however, there were no critical injuries or fatalities.

"Our team members were immediately treated for injuries and those traumatised by the unfortunate incident, taken off-site and counselled by a professionally trained counsellor from RoJ’s (Restaurant of Jamaica's) human resources department," said Myers, during his visit to the hospital.

“The cause of the fire is unknown at this point, but investigations continue. However, we know that the fire was contained in one area of the kitchen,” said Myers. 


The KFC Old Harbour restaurant is currently closed.

However the management says the closure is not anticipated to be for very long since the explosion and subsequent fire was contained to only one section of the building.


“Our priority is to ensure that the injured team members are getting the best medical treatment and all the necessary support to recover from this incident.  Our teams are on the ground now in an effort to get the store up and running in the shortest possible time to serve our valued customers,”  Myers said.


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