Ewan Williamson death: Fire service faces trial over death
- 28 July 2014
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service faces a trial, accused of health and safety breaches following the death of an Edinburgh firefighter.
Ewan Williamson died in July 2009 after becoming trapped while tackling a blaze at the Balmoral Bar on Dalry Road.
The fire service denies three charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act, including a failure to prioritise the 35-year-old's rescue.
A further hearing is scheduled for 9 September at the High Court in Glasgow.
The trial is expected to last 12 weeks.