A rural farmer who was left with no choice but to close his industrial living room because of an infection that could kill him has now told the ABC that the only way to deal with the problem is to get the farmhouse cleaned.
“It’s just disgusting, the smell, the taste, the decay,” said James Grainger, who lives in the Cottesloe farming community of Grainger Industrial Supply.
“The only way we can really fix it is to just have it cleaned.”‘”
It’s a crime’ Mr Grainger said he has spent more than $5000 cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and has also been asked to clean the shed.””
The only way we can really fix it is to just have it cleaned.”‘
It’s a crime’ Mr Grainger said he has spent more than $5000 cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and has also been asked to clean the shed.
“You just think about it and it’s a death penalty,” he said.
“I have been getting phone calls from all over the place from people saying, ‘I’ve had to call my accountant and my accountant says it’s $10 million’.”
“I’m a farmer, it takes a lot of work, it costs about $500 to clean a barn.”‘
I’m the last one standing’ Mr Traill said the infection has left him with chronic pain in his legs and arms, as well as arthritis and muscle pain in both legs.
“They’ve been telling me, ‘You can’t go on, it won’t be easy for you’,” he said, describing the condition as “a death sentence”.
“It was a big job, I’m the only one standing here now.”‘
We need help’ A Victorian Government spokesperson said the Government had been in touch with Mr Grainge and was working with the Crowsley Local Council and the Australian Capital Territory Government.
“The Crowsleys were informed of the outbreak of industrial disease at a time of high activity and this resulted in significant disruption to the agricultural sector and significant disruption in community services,” the spokesperson said.
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