Press Statement 15-001
NSF statement on deaths at project site in Puerto Rico
April 30, 2015
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It is with deep regret that the National Science Foundation (NSF) shares news of a violent incident at a construction site in Mameyes, Puerto Rico, which is operated by NEON, Inc., an organization funded by NSF to develop the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
Today at 6:45 a.m. local time, two security guards employed by G4S Secure Solutions, a subcontractor to NEON's prime contractor, were reported killed at the Mameyes construction site. Police were summoned and are currently investigating.
No NSF employees were on-site. At this point we have no additional details about the victims or their assailants.
The NEON construction project in Mameyes involves building instrumentation planned as part of a sensor network for NEON.
Our thoughts are with the families of the victims at this difficult time.
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