Company charged over Vic painter's death

A construction company has been charged over the death of a painter who fell from a building site in Victoria.

The 69-year-old man died in 2017 after falling more than three metres through a hole in a hotel complex under construction at Merricks North, on the Mornington Peninsula.

VCON Pty Ltd was charged in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday with breaching multiple workplace health and safety laws, following a WorkSafe Victoria investigation.

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