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Family suing after Greensburg attorney found dead in YMCA sauna

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Family members of a Greensburg attorney who was found dead in a YMCA sauna after being trapped overnight are suing.

According to our partners at, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Westmoreland County Court by Colleen Robinson and her sons. It claims her husband, 80-year-old David Robinson, went into the sauna at the Greensburg YMCA the night of March 14. It said he wasn’t discovered until the next morning. Temperatures can reach 112 degrees inside the sauna. The suit claims there was no way to open the door from the inside.

The suit said Robinson entered the sauna around 5:45 p.m. It claims an employee failed to check the locker room or sauna before closing the facility at 7 p.m. Robinson’s body was found at about 8:30 a.m. by a maintenance man who entered the building to turn off the boiler for the sauna.

The family is seeking $30,000 in damages along with court fees.