Clinton Benson was working as a steel fixer on a major construction project when an accident on site left him with severe crush injuries to his head and upper body.
Clinton was lucky to survive, and following multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery period embarked on a return to work program with WorkCover Queensland.
WorkCover's Recover at Work program places injured workers in short term host employment when they are unable to return to their original employer.
Safety focused host employers help injured workers rehabilitate and return to work sooner, retaining skilled and motivated workers in the industry.
Specialist high rise concrete pumping services contractor, Specialised Concrete Pumping, was impressed with Clinton's enthusiasm and agreed to take him on as a host placement.
Clinton is now learning new skills and Specialised Concrete Pumping have an enthusiastic worker, keen to get back into the workforce.
Clinton's story shows that when it comes to rehabilitation – attitude and motivation are everything.
View Clinton's story below. You can also read more information about the Recover at Work program.
WorkCover Queensland would like to thank Clinton Benson for his willingness to share his story; host employer Michael Keenan for his enthusiasm for the Recover at Work program and occupational therapist Ben Wilson from Workcom who was integral in developing suitable duties to get Clinton back into the workforce.