The family of a man killed in a Wodonga industrial incident hopes to move on after the business was fined $400,000 for workplace safety breaches.
Adrian Heber died at SJ and TA Structural in Kane Road, Wodonga, on August 18, 2016.
His daughter, Loralie, cried in court on Friday as details of the incident were read out.
She said the decision left her feeling "quite numb, upset".
"It doesn't make up for him not coming home, which he should have come home," the 16-year-old said.
"We're getting through it.
"We're trying to cope with not having him here.
"(It will) take a bit of time.
"It's still very hard to cope with it."
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Ms Heber was supported by other family members during Friday's County Court sentencing.
Judge Christopher Ryan noted the business had been "exemplary" in its actions following the death, with staff given as much time off as needed and safety changes implemented.
The incident occurred when timber supports holding up the steel staircases collapsed.
The stairs slid into the father-of-five and he died of asphyxia.
Prosecutor Duncan Chisholm had argued the business had made a "very significant departure from acceptable safety standards".
He said it was "very likely" the staircases could move and hit or crush employees.
While the owners of the business had considered closing following the incident, the court heard it would continue to operate.
The judge also imposed a conviction.