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The defendants


Alistair Cook, Sean Fugill, Keith Lea, Anthony Walker and Nicholas Jeffries face charges of manslaughter and breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act.

At the time of the crash Cook was a Railtrack infrastructure contracts manager, Fugill was Railtrack's area asset manager and Lea was a Railtrack track engineer.

Walker was a Balfour Beatty regional director and Jeffries was a Balfour Beatty civil engineer.

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