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The defendants


Railtrack asset manager Alistair Cook, Railtrack area asset manager Sean Fugill, Railtrack track engineer Keith Lea, Balfour Beatty regional director Anthony Walker and Balfour Beatty civil engineer Nicholas Jeffries are all charged with manslaughter.

Balfour Beatty is also charged with manslaughter and Network Rail with breaching the Health & Safety at Work Act.

The defendants deny all charges.

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