Friday 22 September 2017

Wicklow County Council to go on trial over fire-fighter deaths

WICKLOW County Council is to go on trial in May of next year in connection with the death of two fire-fighters in Bray.

The council are charged with failing to provide a system of work at Bray Fire Station, which ensured that fire-fighters were not exposed to unnecessary risk. The prosecution is being brought by the Health and Safety Authority.

Forty-six-year-old father of 15 Brian Murray and 26-year-old Mark O'Shaughnessy died fighting a fire at a disused factory at Adelaide Villas, off the Dargle Road, on September 26, 2007.

At a hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, the council’s defence team told Judge Martin Nolan that there was still a large about of pre-trial preparation required. The trial is due to start on May 29, 2013 and will last for at least three weeks.

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