United Mine Workers of America: Virginia theme park attraction a - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

United Mine Workers of America: Virginia theme park attraction an insult

Posted: Updated:
  • EnergyEnergyMore>>

  • Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling in Western Pa.

    Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling in Western Pa.

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:56:34 GMT
    Pittsburgh (AP)Pittsburgh (AP)
    Council members in western Pennsylvania heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park. The Allegheny County Council is considering a proposal to allow Range Resources and Huntley Huntley to drill beneath 1,180-acre Deer Lakes Park from well sites on neighboring properties.
    Council members in western Pennsylvania heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park. The Allegheny County Council is considering a proposal to allow Range Resources and Huntley Huntley to drill beneath 1,180-acre Deer Lakes Park from well sites on neighboring properties.
  • Patriot Coal issues 60-day notice of potential layoffs at 2 WV mines

    Patriot Coal issues 60-day notice of potential layoffs at 2 WV mines

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:23:39 GMT
    Patriot Coal issued warnings that it could lay off employees at its Wells mining complex near Wharton and its Corridor G complex near Danville.
    Patriot Coal issued warnings that it could lay off employees at its Wells mining complex near Wharton and its Corridor G complex near Danville.
  • Marshall Co. makes plans for natural gas combined cycle power plant

    Marshall Co. makes plans for natural gas combined cycle power plant

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:42:40 GMT
    The project still needs to obtain state and federal approvals to develop and build the plant, but organizers anticipate construction to begin in 2015 and operations to begin by 2018.
    The project still needs to obtain state and federal approvals to develop and build the plant, but organizers anticipate construction to begin in 2015 and operations to begin by 2018.

The union representing America's mine workers is speaking out against a Virginia theme park's Halloween attraction that depicts an underground mine disaster.

The United Mine Workers of America is raising concerns about Kings Dominion's "Miner's Revenge" Halloween Haunt attraction.

The Doswell amusement park's website describes it as miners that were left entombed deep underground following a mine disaster searching for the men who left them to die and get revenge.

In an email statement, union spokesman Phil Smith said the attraction is an insult to the memories if the thousands of miners who have died in America's mines.

Kings Dominion said in an email statement to WWBT-TV that the attraction was not designed, nor intended, to depict a specific situation.

The Halloween Haunt event began Sept. 27 and ends Oct. 27.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.