Brick factory involved. Photo by Li Zhongsheng, reporter of Beijing News
According to the Beijing News, in the middle of April 2019, Yanshan police in Yunnan Province rescued several people with mental retardation in the local Longma shale brick factory. On November 23, a field visit by a reporter from Beijing News found that the brick factory was still under construction. Xu xingxu, the head of the brick factory, refused to respond to the fact that people with mental retardation were working here. One driver said he had seen the group of mentally handicapped people kicked. Staff of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Yanshan County said that four rescued people were being treated in the local psychiatric hospital and the Civil Affairs Bureau had applied for their settlement in the Public Security Bureau.
The reporter of Beijing News logged into the mining license inquiry system of the Ministry of natural resources and found that the mining license of the brick factory involved had expired on October 16, 2018. Li Yongwei, deputy director of natural resources bureau of Yanshan County, confirmed that the Longma brick factory had expired the mining license. Considering that the brick factory did not dig shale after the expiration of the mining license, no administrative punishment was imposed on the brick factory. Currently, the processed shale was piled there before.
Yang Tianbin, deputy director of Yanshan County Emergency Management Bureau, told the Beijing news that Longma brick factory has not obtained the safety production license since it started in 2014 because the production scale can not meet the requirements of handling the safety production license. We can only notify it in accordance with the policy requirements. If we do not meet the conditions of work safety license, and then urge it to improve, we have supervision and issued relevant documents..
Source: responsible editor of Beijing News: Du Shuo, nb12556