The family of a young carpenter killed in a fatal fall at work have warned they will never get over his death.
Robert Agostino, 23, was found with critical head injuries beside a scaffold following a suspected 3m fall last week.
He was immediately rushed to hospital but later died of his injuries.
In a moving post to social media, family members said his beautiful smile would forever be remembered.
“We are all so lucky to be part of Robert’s life, everyone he touched was left with a little of Robert,” they said.
“Our beautiful son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Your beautiful smile is with us always.”
The family said they would grieve forever over the loss of the beloved tradie.
“We will not ‘move on’ or ‘get over’ the loss of Robert, we will learn how to live with it,” they said.
“We will heal and we will rebuild ourselves around the missing piece of our hearts, We will be whole again but, we will never be the same.”
Tributes flowed for Robert on social media, with many pointing out his beautiful smile.
“Rob was one of the kindest souls I’ve ever known,” one friend said.
“I will always remember that beautiful smile. Sending lots of love and my condolences to you all.”
His death brings to 31 the workplace fatality toll for 2021.
WorkSafe has issued a safety warning after the state recorded 11 serious incidents involving falls from height since July 24.
Acting health and safety executive director Andrew Keen said falls were preventable yet remained one of the biggest causes of death and serious injuries in Victorian workplaces.
“The tragic death of this young carpenter and the many recent incidents highlight the very real risk of falls and the heartbreaking and life-changing consequences,” Mr Keen said.
“We want every workplace to reassess the effectiveness of their fall prevention measures and don’t assume that just because you haven’t had an incident that your business is operating safely.
“WorkSafe can and will take action against employers who are not taking the risks seriously and are putting workers’ lives at risk.”
The workplace watchdog is investigating Mr Agostino’s death.