Thursday 15 February 2018

Charges laid after painter’s death

A construction company has been charged following the death of a painter at a building site at Merricks North in 2017.

 VCON Pty Ltd will face three charges of breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to control the risk of a fall from height.

The 69-year-old painter died in February last year after he fell approximately 3.5 metres though a void on the first level of a hotel complex under construction.

Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe charged VCON with failing to provide a safe system of work, failing to maintain a workplace in safe condition and failing to ensure that a workplace is safe.

The charges were filed in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kathleen O'Dwyer: 0435 409 975, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.