Best Western ordered to fix ventilati...

Best Western ordered to fix ventilation system before three deaths

There are 18 comments on the WCNC-TV Charlotte story from Jun 10, 2013, titled Best Western ordered to fix ventilation system before three deaths. In it, WCNC-TV Charlotte reports that:

A Watauga Health inspector ordered the Best Western Plus in Boone to fix ventilation problems "ASAP," just weeks before a couple died in the room above a natural gas heater and months before an 11-year-old boy died in the same room.

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Paul

Boone, NC

#1 Jun 10, 2013
Why was there no follow up to make sure the problem was corrected. Why was there no communication between police, fire and health officials in March and April to see if the ventilation problem and the 2 deaths were related? Boone, Watauga and Best Western all share blame in this situation.
Time Has Come

Boone, NC

#2 Jun 10, 2013
There is going to be one hell of a lawsuit coming. Besides the hotel owner, good ol' Boone is going to be spending it's allowance trying to escape the light of truth.
Juli

Raleigh, NC

#3 Jun 10, 2013
There is no excuse for this . Someone dropped the ball on this and now 3 people are dead. They should have fixed this asap.
Emm

Boone, NC

#4 Jun 11, 2013
Doesn't appear this was Boone's fault. The death of the couple in April was not ruled suspicious by the medical examiner. So, Boone police may not have even known. The Watauga County Health Department requested better ventilation in March but we do not know what follow-up was done.

Clearly, the responsible party is the hotel. The Health Department told them they needed better ventilation of the pool heater below this room. A couple dies in April in the room. They had to know the problem... and they didn't fix the problem and continued to rent the room.

Perhaps the medical examiner should have ruled the deaths in April as suspicious and perhaps the Watauga County Health Department should have followed up more strongly.

Absolutely tragic, though.
Paul

Boone, NC

#5 Jun 11, 2013
That's one he'll of a coincidence to get the couples toxicology report the day after the boy died. Just think. If they got it back a few days earlier, the boy would probably still be alive.
Planet Hell

Boone, NC

#6 Jun 11, 2013
Isn't this the hell hole Patel blue his brains out at?I will never stay there.....EVER.Might as well tear it down now.
pulaski guy

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jun 11, 2013
is this the place behind the Japanese steak house with the small indoor pool??
craven

Knoxville, TN

#8 Jun 11, 2013
Patel who and when?
Boone

Lillington, NC

#9 Jun 11, 2013
No this hotel is up on a hill across from New Market center where Lowes foods and movie theater are. Patel owned many hotels in Boone and he died few months ago. Not in the hotel though. This hotel has a history of employing who ever is willing to work there, qualified or not. Even on the management team. Shady things always going on.
Just Visiting

Charlotte, NC

#10 Jun 18, 2013
I was there in mid-May for my niece's graduation from App State, with my wife and two young sons. This is absolutley heart-breaking and sickening. Willful negligence and reckless endangerment.
concerned local

Gordonsville, VA

#11 Dec 12, 2013
The older couples deaths were not in the paper.Seems like cover up job who investagated their deaths.Boone politics at work once again.
Boone Concerned Citizen

Easley, SC

#12 Dec 13, 2013
concerned local wrote:
The older couples deaths were not in the paper.Seems like cover up job who investagated their deaths.Boone politics at work once again.
what are you even talking about? Of course it was in the paper, numerous times.

you know, if you simply kept your mouth shut no one would know just how ignorant you really are.

something is at work here,,,,,,,just not boone politics nor inept news reporting.
concerned local

Gordonsville, VA

#13 Dec 13, 2013
Sounds like someone worried about others looking into this l hope the truth comes out,
Jeffrey

Boone, NC

#14 Dec 14, 2013
Boone Concerned Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
what are you even talking about? Of course it was in the paper, numerous times.
you know, if you simply kept your mouth shut no one would know just how ignorant you really are.
something is at work here,,,,,,,just not boone politics nor inept news reporting.
The elderly couples death didn't make it to the paper until after the boy died. Everyone who touched the first case should be investigated. Two deaths in the same room at the same time is the biggest damn red flag I have ever seen.
concerned

Marshall, VA

#15 Jan 2, 2014
Thank you Jeff thats what needs to happen.You didnt get the same remarks for some reason.some real dirty dealing going on.
Bob

Boone, NC

#16 Jan 8, 2014
I gotta say, I'm disappointed that the one guy is the only one being charged. So many others need to face charges too.
Lynn Mason

Carolina Beach, NC

#17 Jan 8, 2014
Who are they charging?
concerned

Marshall, VA

#18 Jan 9, 2014
Not the people that need to be.Damn bunch is crookied as a hell!

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