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The final report by the Health & Safety Executive into the Great Heck disaster in March 2001 concludes that while further work is needed to identify and resolve other possible rail and road interface blackspots around the UK, the Highways Agency's design and maintenance did not contribute to the vehicle leaving the carriageway. Ten people died when a car left the M62 at Great Heck near Selby, missed the end of a crash barrier on an overbridge across the East Coast Main Line, and plunged on to the southbound track in front of a commuter train.

Amec is to seek shareholder approval to buy up the remaining 54% of French civils contractor Spie that it does not already own. Amec bought 46% of Spie in 1997 with an option to take full control.

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