No FAI into Scotland’s worst Legionnaires outbreak in a decade

Survivors of a Legionnaires disease outbreak that killed four people have been told there will be no fatal accident inquiry into the deaths.

The decision not to hold a long-awaited investigation was reached last year but no public announcement was made and victims and relatives have only recently been informed.

There were 56 confirmed cases in south-west Edinburgh in the summer of 2012, in what was Scotland’s worst Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in more than a decade. Criminal proceedings are now being considered against “a number of companies” for health and safety breaches unrelated to the deaths.

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