A 17-year-old boy was employed by the Ramada Inn in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. He worked as a waiter and dishwasher. He was killed after leaving work while intoxicated with alcohol and getting into a car accident. His parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel.
According to the lawsuit, the Nemchecks contend the hotel should not have allowed him to work so long. Nemcheck’s shift started at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 and he worked through 3 a.m. on Feb. 19, the suit alleges.
It alleges the hotel knew that the teenager had unfettered access to alcoholic beverages while working, citing a two-hour stint when he was left unsupervised from 1 to 3 a.m.
The hotel has no comment on the lawsuit. The parents are seeking monetary damages in the death of their son.
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