Fatal Accident Inquiry legal definition of Fatal Accident Inquiry
Fatal Accident Inquiry
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Fatal Accident Inquiry in Scotland, proceedings, instigated by the PROCURATOR FISCAL before a sheriff to determine the cause of death in certain designated circumstances such as accidents at work or deaths in custody. One feature of the hearing is that the evidence given is not admissible in subsequent proceedings so that people are encouraged to tell the truth to prevent further accidents.