At just 17 years of age, Aucklander Jeremy Haldane wanted to follow in the footsteps of his builder father.

In November 2017 he was 11 months into his building apprenticeship when he was crushed by a 400kg piece of timber roof framing and left wondering if he would walk again.

Somehow, he escaped paralysis but he's spent the past 11 months in and out of hospitals and visiting his physiotherapist.

The workplace incident hasn't put Haldane off the industry altogether but future isn't as bright as what it once was.


And he realises he won't be able to work in