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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 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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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Erin Casey and Christina Fiorre Ilia

Thursday, 25 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Alistair Duff is now available.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths onboard MFV Vision II

Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the FAI Determination into the deaths of Ramilito Capangpangan Calipayan and Benjamin Rosillo Potot in Fraserburgh Harbour.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of John Aitken

Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

The FAI into the death of John Aiken has found that his death was caused by cardiorespiratory arrest, hypoxic brain damage and widespread severe bronchopneumonia.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry - Rosepark Nursing Home

Wednesday, 20 April, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

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