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Westmoreland commissioners approve settlement with woman injured at jail

Renatta Signorini

The Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday approved a $7,500 settlement payment related to a complaint about an injury at the county jail.

The board unanimously approved the payment as part of a settlement agreement with Christine Shellhammer, who reported being injured Sept. 15 while visiting an inmate at the jail.

The county received a notice of an intent to file a lawsuit earlier this year from a Pittsburgh attorney on Shellhammer’s behalf, according to county solicitor Melissa Guiddy.

Shellhammer reported that she tripped and fell over a door stop in the jail’s lobby, Guiddy said this week. County officials agreed to settle the matter before a lawsuit was filed.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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