Earlier this month, it was reported that farmworkers at a cooperative farm in Gilju-gun, North Hamgyeong Province, were forced to die in an accident that almost killed them while they were being forced to build a house in a rural area.
A Daily NK North Hamgyeong-do source said on the 19th, “At the cooperative farm in Ilsin-ri, Gilju-gun, the construction of a house has been accelerating while reducing the number of agricultural workers under the direction of the county party committee to intensively push forward the construction of socialist rural and cultural housing this year in accordance with the implementation of the 5-year national economic development plan. During the rainy season, the wall collapsed and the farm workers were injured.”
Currently, it is known that the farm workers of the Ilsin-ri Cooperative Farm are forced to work day and night, working day and night as well as daytime work in a situation where they have to push through the plans for the construction of a rural dwelling house given by each working group during a busy farming period.
Since the Ilsin-ri cooperative farm works with the sub-team management system, it is necessary to receive a total for each division in the fall for the harvest, and there is a perception that if the farm does not go well, there is a perception that the farmer will starve again next year. They want to, but the situation is not easy.
The source said that the risk of accidents continues to follow as the farm workers continue to build the house by rubbing their sleepy eyes with torches on at night, when they lack even ten bodies, in response to the military government’s order to continue farming and to push forward with construction. the words of
In the midst of this, an accident occurred at the construction site of a house on the 5th.
At present, even the construction materials for rural dwellings are being solved by each working group on their own. However, due to the lack of cement, mud, rice straw, and lime powder are mainly used. During the rainy season, the walls collapsed while drinking water. Three farm workers mobilized for roof construction and wall plastering work People were thrown into a pile of dirt.
The source said, “As the farm workers were trapped in the pile of dirt along with the crumbling walls, the workers in the working group blew a broadcast saying, ‘People were crushed’, and other farm workers rushed in and scooped up the soil with shovels, pickaxes, and hands, and barely rescued the people underneath. “Fortunately, they were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and received first aid,” he explained.
However, after the accident, the workers of the working group and the farm workers said, “It is very difficult to push both farming and construction together in this busy farming season. Does it make sense to do two jobs day and night without eating well or resting?” the source said.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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