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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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 Sunday.

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