NC board suspends license of contractor who did work at Boone motel where 3 died


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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — A North Carolina board has suspended the license of a contractor who did faulty work on a pool heater later found to be the source of leaking carbon monoxide that killed three Boone hotel guests.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( ) Thursday the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors made that determination in the case of Thomas Miller.

The board found the Independence Oil & Gas contractor converted the pool heater from propane to natural gas in violation of the manufacturer's instructions.

Carbon monoxide from the heating system infiltrated a room on the floor above at the Boone Best Western and killed Daryl and Shirley Jenkins of Longview, Washington, in April 2013 and 11-year-old Jeffrey Williams of Rock Hill, South Carolina, about a month later.

Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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