April 11, 2017

Cerrejón Reports

Today at 6:56 am, an unfortunate accident took place at kilometre 79 of the railway corridor in the municipality of Uribia, involving the supply train and a member of the Wayuu community, who died.

Preliminary information indicates that person involved was Luis Velásquez Epinayú,  neighbour of the Tachira community in the municipality of Manaure. The appropriate authorities will carry out the formal investigation to clarify the facts of the accident.

Cerrejón’s Institutional Affairs and Communities team will provide all needed social and community support.

The company deeply regrets this incident and we extend our solidarity and condolences to his family members.