WorkSafe Victoria recently confirmed an incident at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula involving a 69 year old painter who suffered critical head injuries after falling 4 metres.
The incident happened on Sunday when the man was painting at the site. He died a short while later in hospital.
Including this incident, there have been 3 workplace fatalities in 2017 across the state. While no details of how the incident occurred have been given, it is under investigation.
Work from height accidents remain one of the biggest problem areas for work health and safety in the construction sector and as this case highlights, even work from relatively low heights can be fatal, so risks should be better managed.