Posted on: June 16, 2011
A man working at the Kennedy Space Center died Monday from injuries sustained in a fall, according to news reports. The NASA space shuttle contract swing-arm engineer fell when he was preparing the the space shuttle Endeavour for its final flight, according to news reports .
“He fell at the pad, and NASA emergency medical personnel responded but were unable to revive him,” said a Kennedy Space Center spokeswoman.
It is unclear what caused the man to fall, and NASA has not reported on an exact cause. The incident is being investigated, according to news reports.
The fall victim has been working at the Kennedy Space Center for 30 years. He was scheduled to be laid off in the coming weeks, along with many other space shuttle program employees, according to news reports.
The space shuttle Endeavour he is working on is scheduled to blast off on its final mission April 19, according to news reports.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I’m saddened to hear about this fatal work injury. I hope investigators are able to determine how this work accident occurred so they can prevent any injuries like this from happening in the future at NASA work sites.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work accident and think you deserve worker’s compensation, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .