A Sydney construction company and its director have been fined more than $500,000 after the death of a bricklayer at a building site in 2014.

The 55-year-old died when he fell five metres through a hole that had been covered with plywood but not secured to the concrete slab at a Hurstville construction site, according to a work health and safety investigation. SafeWork NSW executive director Peter Dunphy said Romanous Contractors and its director Allen…