WorkSafe is investigating the death of a 65-year-old Epping man in Scoresby yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened at a workplace on Dalmore Drive just after 4pm when a security gate fell on the worker as he was closing it.

The man fell backwards as a result and sustained fatal head injuries. He died at the scene.

WorkSafe will return to the site today to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Yesterday’s incident has taken Victoria’s workplace death toll for 2012 to five, compared to two the same time last year.