Echuca restaurant Ceres opened its doors on Saturday night for the first time since a kitchen fire injured two of its staff.RENEE THOMPSON January 22, 2014 4:01am
Echuca restaurant Ceres opened its doors on Saturday night for its first normal service after a kitchen fire injured two of its staff.
One of the restaurant’s kitchen staff was burnt on his face and chest while the other’s arms were burnt as a result of the January 8 incident, which put the pair in hospital.
Ceres co-owner Kerrie Pitts said she was glad the injured pair were recovering well.
‘‘We will struggle for a little while, but it’s nice to be back and nice to know the boys are recovering,’’ she said.
‘‘The two are going back to see their respective specialists shortly.’’
Mrs Pitts said they hoped to know by next week how long the staff members would be off work.
She said the WorkSafe investigation had concluded quickly.
‘‘They came in last week and were happy with everything,’’ she said.
WorkSafe confirmed the authority had completed its inquiries.
‘‘No further action will be taken,’’ the spokeswoman said.
Mrs Pitts said the restaurant was happy to be back in business after closing for a week and a half.
‘‘We put a post up on Facebook that we were reopening. We’ve had a lot of well wishes,’’ she said.
‘‘We were full on Saturday night. It’s nice to feel supported. A lot of locals came out.’’
She said the restaurant was scaling back some of its opening hours until further notice.
‘‘Now I guess it’s a matter of time, getting back to normal,’’ Mrs Pitts said.
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