- Associated Press - Saturday, January 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A former inmate is suing Clackamas County and several jail employees over an injury he sustained on a corrections work detail.

Paul Darwin Rennells Jr., is seeking $250,000.

He was injured Dec. 22, 2012 while assigned to strip a floor at the jail. He says he slipped on a “liquid substance” and fell backward, injuring his head, neck, back, knees and an elbow.

Rennell alleges that a maintenance supervisor said the inmate should not work until safety equipment was available, but a jail deputy ordered him to proceed.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1zL0uIW) that the 54-year-old inmate alleges jail staff was negligent.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Kraus says the agency doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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