Stuff – Former Gloriavale worker scarred by third-degree burn wants businesses closed until safety and pay issues are sorted
By Amanda Cropp – Stuff – 239/05/2022
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Evidence of Faithful Disciple’s work at the Gloriavale Christian Community is seared into his flesh.
He suffered an excruciating third degree burn to his ankle when a stream of 103C water shot into his gumboot as he struggled to fix a boiler line.
“I’m pretty sure I screamed before it hit me, I went into shock about two minutes later … I passed out, and I thought I was dying, I couldn’t make myself breath any more.”
The 2018 accident was never reported to WorkSafe, and is not among the eight notifications of Gloriavale workplace incidents logged with the agency over the past five years.