May 28, 2018

Regrettable incident on Cerrejón’s railway tracks

Today at noon, an unfortunate accident involving the train claimed the life of a Wayuu community resident. The incident took place at kilometre 80+370 of railroad tracks, in the municipality of Uribia.

Preliminary information indicates that the deceased was Rufino Pimienta Epieyu, 25 years of age, from the community of Urrasquet Mana (Alta Guajira). The appropriate authorities will investigate the event to clarify the facts.

Cerrejón’s team from Institutional Affairs and Communities and from the Security Division are on site providing all needed social and community support.

The company deeply regrets this incident, and we reiterate our sentiments of solidarity and condolences to the family members.