Staged gunfight results in actual citation for workplace injury

Maggie Valley, North Carolina theme park Ghost Town in the Sky was cited for a workplace safety violation after veteran gunfighter Robert Bradley, a performer in one of the amusement park’s theatrical shows, was wounded in July when a gun supposedly filled with blanks fired at him while containing a live bullet.

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently gave the park’s owner, Alaska Presley, a citation and a $2,000 fine, due to failing to provide employees with a workplace “free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm”, according to the Smokey Mountain News on Wednesday, December 11.

The park owner was ordered to remedy the conditions said to have caused the accident.

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