As he began driving house, a “peppery” feeling was a ache which turned so insufferable he needed to pull over, and there have been “bits of pores and skin” in his gumboots and on the bottom when he took them off.
He washed his legs within the bathe, however that did little to assist and he quickly discovered himself in hospital.
“The physician walked in, had one take a look at me and rapidly rang the ambulance and mentioned, ‘I am not touching you mate you may have a extreme chemical burn’, all the best way to my knees on each ft,” Mr Deliu informed 9 Information Perth.
Pictures taken months after the incident present unexplained lumps protruding from Mr Deliu’s legs.
Mr Deliu continues to be in ache, can’t stroll correctly, and might’t drive as a result of police declare he’s unfit to get behind the wheel.
However he mentioned staff’ compensation insurer GIO wouldn’t cowl the price of transporting him to the hospital for occupational remedy, or modify his automotive, and he’s nonetheless preventing for assist.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, contractor Salini Impregilo declined to remark, however 9 Information Perth acquired an announcement from the corporate and the Public Transport Authority saying the case was within the arms of insurers.