Fines levied in boat explosion that killed N.C. State student
Posted December 11, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — State labor officials have fined a Lake Norman marina and charter service for an explosion that killed a 19-year-old worker in June.
The Labor Department last month fined Westport Marina $1,750 and Championship Yacht Charters $2,800.
The department said the marina had improper gasoline dispensing nozzles and electrical equipment and the charter service failed to turn off the boat's engines during refueling.
Nathan Coppick, a North Carolina State University student, was killed while refueling the charter boat Championship II. Coppick's estate has sued the marina and the charter service.