Workers still in critical condition after Church's floor collapse

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Fried chicken covered in mold still sits on the counter of the Church's Chicken in Livingston. Flies feast in the dining room window and a putrid smell greets anyone who walks up to the door.

The restaurant remains closed following a horrific floor collapse on August 1.

The accident caused hot grease to pour on top of three employees, resulting in severe burns.

All three women remain in critical condition including 34-year old Hugolina Guerrero. As you can imagine, the medical bills keep mounting for their families. They continue to accept donations for their expenses.

Guerrero's cousin, Claudia Merino, spoke with Eyewitness News. Merino is planning a benefit event scheduled for Saturday, August 27.

"I think it's hard on the whole community because it's something that obviously could have been prevented," said Merino. "Having to see all those girls suffer through all that pain, you're talking about 3rd degree burns. That's going to take a long time to recover. We still don't know if they are going to make it or not."

The event, "Livingston United" starts at 10:00am inside the VFM at 3916 US 59 in Livingston on Saturday, August 27.

Church's corporate office told abc13 a partner foundation donated $6,000 to the families.
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