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Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) is held following a death in the workplace or in cases which give rise to reasonable suspicion. These are usually held in the sheriff court, but may be held in other premises where appropriate. We publish summaries of some FAIs, particularly in cases where there is wider public interest. The summaries provide details of the case, the main findings of the inquiry and a link to the sheriff's full determination. 

For a full list of all fatal accident inquiry determinations published on the SCTS website click here.

Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Gordon Stewart Lennon

Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen SHERIFFDOM OF GRAMPIAN, HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS AT DINGWALL

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FAI into the deaths of Agnes Nicol, George Johnstone & Andrew Ritchie

Thursday, 16 February, 2012
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the Fatal Accident Inquiry Determination issued by Sheriff Dickson

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Margaret Allison Hume

Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Desmond J Leslie, Sheriff for North Strathclyde at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court is now available

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FAI into deaths of CRAIG CURRIE, WILLIAM CARTY, STEPHEN CARTY and THOMAS DOUGLAS

Monday, 10 October, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has found that the deaths of four men who died on Loch Awe on 20 March 2009 was due to “cold water immersion”.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Colin McRae, Graeme Duncan, Ben Porcelli and John McRae

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has concluded that the deaths could have been avoided if Mr McRae had refrained from flying the helicopter into Mouse Valley and had not engaged in low level flying when it was unnecessary and unsafe to do so. Sheriff Nikola Stewart at Lanark Sheriff Court

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