A fundraising campaign set up to help severely injured Adams distiller Greg Longmore has raised over $20,000 in its first day.
Longmore has been identified as the distiller who suffered serious burns when a fire engulfed the distillery yesterday. A known golfer, the GoFundMe campaign organised by his sister Samantha Walmsley says that he is in an induced coma in Hobart Burns Unit.
“I have setup this fundraising is to help Greg Longmore, his loving wife Erin and their two beautiful girls as they start the long road for recovery,” the campaign reads.
“Greg sustained serious injuries at work on Tuesday 9th Feb. Greg was going about his normal work activities when a workplace accident occurred and resulted in a fire. Greg was airlifted to Hobart where he remains in an induced coma in ICU in Hobart Burns Unit.”
The fire was started when Longmore was working with ethanol to make gin. The ABC have reported that the WorkSafe Tasmania will investigate the fire, which has been deemed accidental.
Longmore had recently begun full-time work with the distillery having previously worked as a subcontractor.
The fire caused an estimated $2 million in damage.