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Hauser corn maze fined $14,000 over teen's death

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Jeremy McSpadden, 18, died October 10 when he was run over by a converted "zombie slayer" bus that was part of a Halloween attraction. Jeremy McSpadden, 18, died October 10 when he was run over by a converted "zombie slayer" bus that was part of a Halloween attraction.
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The Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser has been fined $14,000 by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for last October's death of a Spokane Valley teenager who was working as a zombie.

Jeremy McSpadden, 18, died October 10 when he was run over by a converted "zombie slayer" bus that was part of a Halloween attraction. Witnesses said McSpadden, a West Valley High School senior, was working at the site, ran up to the bus, tripped and fell under the rear wheel.

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• Failing to train employees how to prevent goggles from fogging or how to clean goggles when paint obstructed their vision when shot at close range with paintballs.

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