The public safety watchdog has been told the administrator would not stand in the way of a move to bring civil charges against Railtrack over the 1999 Ladbroke Grove disaster in which 31 people died.
Administrators have the power to stay such actions but E&Y said it would not do so as it actually agreed with the HSE that the suit should continue.
The HSE said it had not taken a decision on whether to press charges, but it is believed such a move is inevitable.
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