Rail execs in court over Hatfield train crash

Five rail executives accused of manslaughter following the Hatfield train crash in which four people died, will appear in court today.

The executives – three from Railtrack and two from engineering company Balfour Beatty – have denied the charge, and also deny further charges under the Health and Safety Act.
Balfour Beatty’s rail maintenance director, Anthony Walker, and civil engineer Nicholas Jeffries, along with Railtrack’s Alistair Cook and Sean Fugill, both asset managers for the London North East zone, and LNE track engineer, Keith Lee, all deny manslaughter.

They face 31 charges in total, and experts have said the case could last up to a year.


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