Ghost Town fined for shooting accident

  • Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:27 a.m.

MAGGIE VALLEY (AP) The North Carolina Labor Department is fining the Wild West theme park Ghost Town after an actor was injured during a staged shootout show earlier this year.

The Labor Department ordered a $2,000 fine Tuesday, saying the park failed to provide safe guns to workers.


Investigators said actors at the park were using three real .45-caliber revolvers and a real shotgun loaded with blanks for shows. The state suggested using guns capable of only firing blanks.

Labor investigators examined a complaint that gunfighter Robert Bradley was hit with shrapnel from a shotgun blast during a show July 6.

There was no answer Wednesday morning at a phone number listed for the park.

The park can pay the fine, asking for a conference with the labor department or dispute the fine.

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