THREE of the seven KFC Old Harbour workers who were admitted to the Andrew's Memorial Hospital following a fire on Wednesday are out of hospital.
Restaurants of Jamaica, operator of the KFC franchise, said the three were released Wednesday night.
"... Based on a report from the attending physicians at Andrew's Memorial, the remaining four team members have been admitted for the standard 48-hour observation period for burn injuries and, hopefully, should be discharged tomorrow (today)," the company said in a statement yesterday.
It said, however, that one of those four workers, who has burns to his forearm, may require further observation.
"They were visited last night (Wednesday) by Mark Myers, managing director of Restaurants of Jamaica... and other members of the management team, to ensure they were comfortable and receiving the best possible care.
"We wish to thank the KFC team members, the fire department, the police, and members of the Old Harbour community, including the local medical doctor on call to KFC, for their quick response and for their assistance in this unfortunate situation. We are also very thankful that no one was critically injured," Myers said.
In the meantime, the company said while investigations into the incident are being carried out, the KFC team would be doing an assessment to try and get the restaurant back in operation by today.
The fire at the KFC restaurant started about 3:00 pm Wednesday, following an explosion in a kitchen at the back of the premises.
The cause of the fire, however, has not been ascertained.