Three teenage workers die in industrial accident at the Sungri Motor…

first_img News AvatarSeulkee JangSeulkee Jang is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store center_img News Amid North Korean government efforts to increase production throughout the country, several workers in their teens recently died in an industrial accident at the Sungri Motor Complex, Daily NK has learned.According to a Daily NK source in South Pyongan Province yesterday, several workers at the complex were seriously injured in an accident involving equipment at the factory. The workers were taken to a local hospital, but three ultimately died.Daily NK was unable to identify how many workers were injured or killed due to the accident, but the source said that at least five people were injured.Apart from the three workers who died, the remaining workers are being treated at the hospital, but all are in critical condition due to their injuries.The accident occurred when an irregular electrical current flowing into old and dilapidated equipment suddenly spiked, according to the source.All of the workers who were injured were 17-year-olds and recent high school graduates. They had recently been assigned to jobs at the complex.The source told Daily NK that one of the reasons the accident occurred was because the workers had failed to receive proper training on how to use the equipment and were unfamiliar with how to handle it.Pyongyang carA car on the streets of Pyongyang. / Image: Lawrence Wang, Creative Commons, Flickr“They were immediately placed into their jobs without any proper explanation [about how to work the equipment] as part of efforts to quickly increase production,” the source said.The work unit involved in the accident had few experienced workers. They had also been experiencing trouble with working with dilapidated equipment, according to the source.The authorities had placed teenage workers into the Sungri Motor Complex to help improve the factory’s lack of personnel; however, this recent accident will likely add to the plant’s personnel shortage problems.The complex’s managers have ordered all workers at the plant to keep quiet about the incident, but locals living near the factory quickly heard about it because it involved injury to several people, along with three deaths.Locals are expressing sadness over the deaths of the teenagers and are blaming the outdated equipment and irregular electricity current for the accident. In short, they believe that responsibility for the accident is at the feet of the complex’s managers and North Korean authorities.“Old equipment can’t be turned into new equipment and you can’t turn up the supply of electricity when there is none, no matter how much you talk about self-reliance,” the source said, adding, “These type accidents occur because [the authorities] are just calling for an increase in production without supplying proper equipment or [good] work environments.”Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean SHARE North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%last_img read more

Doherty says Moran’s visit to Donegal next week will be an important one

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Doherty says Moran’s visit to Donegal next week will be an important one Previous articleOfficial opening gets underway of new Pramerica CampusNext article27 people waiting on beds at LUH today News Highland Efforts will be made to secure more support and investment for flood hit communities in Donegal as Minister Kevin Boxer Moran visits the county next week.The Minister with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief is to visit Donegal this Monday and Tuesday and will meet with various groups, including coastal communities, to discuss local flood prevention measures and coastal erosion.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says this visit is an important one and he will be doing all he can to press for more funding for people affected:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 20, 2017 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

Stewart Copeland On Oysterhead Reunion: ‘We’ll Probably Do Something’

first_imgOysterhead, the short-lived supergroup featuring Trey Anastasio (Phish), Les Claypool (Primus), and Stewart Copeland (The Police), have not performed together since 2006, but that hasn’t stopped fans from pining for their reunion. The group formed for a one-off performance during Jazz Fest in 2000, then released an album (The Grand Pecking Order, cover seen above) and toured in 2001. Aside from one final show at Bonnaroo in 2006, the band has not been active since.In a new interview with, drummer Stewart Copeland discussed the possibility of an Oysterhead reunion, saying:We haven’t actually all been in the same room at the same time for quite a while. I saw Trey not too long ago, I see Les all the time, and we all say, “Yeah, we’re gonna do it, we’re gonna do it!” And we all love the idea, but the two other guys have working bands. I’ve got what I’m doing, but I’m probably a lot more available than they are. But when a hole in both of their schedules emerges, we’ll probably do something. I’d like to get both of them over here to the Sacred Grove, just to do a Sacred Grove track just for a start.While nothing is official, it would be absolutely fantastic news if the group reunited to create more music and perform. Fingers crossed!last_img read more

Granite City Sports Podcast- Wednesday, September 13th

first_imgGranite City Sports airs Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on AM 1390 KXSS with Jay Caldwell, John Holler, Lee Voss and Dave Overlund. The podcast is also available on iTunes.Wednesday’s guests included Fanball’s John Tuvey and Pioneer Press Gophers beat writer Andy Greder. Auto (360p) 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD 1080p HD 360p About Connatix V56892 About Connatix V56892last_img read more

Thompson and Campbell-Brown snatch silver and bronze in 200m

first_imgIn a very close 200m race, Elaine Thompson copped silver in 21.66 seconds behind  Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers who won the race in 21.63 in the at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.Veteran Campbell-Brown secured the bronze medal with a season best time of 21.97 seconds.last_img