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Agency says SC train ride inspector faked report

South Carolina officials say a state inspector did not test a children's train ride and falsified a report about the ride that crashed over the weekend, killing a boy and injuring dozens.

South Carolina officials say a state inspector did not test a children's train ride and falsified a report about the ride that crashed over the weekend, killing a boy and injuring dozens.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation chief Catherine Templeton said Monday the inspector could not have tested the ride because a battery in the train was dead, making it inoperable.

She says the inspector has been fired.

Six-year-old Benji Easler died in the wreck Saturday in Spartanburg, in the northwest part of the state. His parents and siblings were also injured.

Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt says the ride had several test runs before Saturday's crash. The train was in its first day of operation for the season.

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