Engineer's fall from launch pad still being probed
(AP) -- NASA says there were no safety gear malfunctions in last week's death of a launch pad worker.
NASA said the worker wasn't wearing a safety harness, nor was he required to be wearing one.
Shuttle program manager John Shannon said in Houston on Thursday that no fall-protection devices failed. And he added that there is no evidence of foul play. The investigation continues.
United Space Alliance employee James Vanover was killed in the fall. The 53-year-old and about to be laid off because the shuttle program is ending.
Vanover was checking for debris on the pad, nearly 200 feet up, when he fell.
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