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Left to right: Daryl Jenkins, Shirley Jenkins and Jeffrey Williams.

BOONE, N.C. — A judge has issued an injunction against maintenance workers who installed a used swimming pool water heater at the Best Western in Boone, where three guests died last year of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Charlotte Observer, three employees and the company they work for, Appalachian Hospitality Management, are banned from “engaging in business as a plumbing, heating or fire sprinkler contractor.”

Carbon monoxide from the swimming pool heating system infiltrated a room on the floor above and killed Daryl and Shirley Jenkins last April and 11-year-old Jeffrey Williams in June.

Damon Mallatere, who owned Appalachian Hospitality, was indicted in January on three charges of involuntary manslaughter and one charge of assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Read more: Charlotte Observer