Workers In Westmoreland Co. Shaken Up
JEANNETTE (KDKA) — There were no reports of injuries or damage in Westmoreland County, but people were shaken up by the quake.
Inside the Westmoreland County Courthouse, workers on the third floor didn’t know what was going on.
“I felt my chair just shaking back and forth and I thought somebody was behind me shaking my chair because we do that at times,” Cheryl Stewart said. “And I turned around and there was no one there.”
Some employees say they became dizzy and nauseous.
Workers at the Excela Health office building in Jeannette felt the tremors too. The building swayed so much, 72 people were evacuated until a safety inspector could check it out.
“I was on my computer and I could feel that – I mean, the whole floor shaking, the roof moving,” Janice Gradler said. “It was very scary. I didn’t know what was going on.”
The effects of the earthquake were felt at all three of Excela’s hospitals in Westmoreland County. Surveillance video from the cafeteria at their Greensburg location captured the shaking.
The tremors were felt at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe as well. Safety inspectors are checking on the buildings there.