North Carolina Ghost Town Fined for Shooting Accident

December 13, 2013

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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