Monday, March 14, 2011

KSC Worker Killed at Launch Complex 39-A

Florida Today reports that a United Space Alliance employee fell to his death at 7:40 AM this morning at Launch Complex 39-A.

This is the pad where the Shuttles launch.

Few details are available, but when they're online I'll update this post.

UPDATE 3:30 PM EDTFlorida Today reports that USA has identified the worker as engineer James D. Vanover.

UPDATE 7:00 PM EDTBright House News 13 reports that Vanover was a 28-year employee at KSC, the last fifteen as an engineer working on the Orbital Access Arm.

It's believed to be the first launch pad fatality since March 1981.

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