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Ewan Williamson death: Fire service faces trial over death

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Image caption Ewan Williamson died while tackling a blaze at a bar in Edinburgh

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.

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