Fatal Injury at Pad 39A (Update)

14 March NASA note: "At about 7:40 a.m. EDT this morning, a United Space Alliance worker fell at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A. NASA emergency medical personnel responded, but they were unable to revive the man. Because of medical privacy, currently we're not able to release any additional details about this fatality. Family members are being notified. All work at Launch Pad 39A has been suspended for the rest of the day, and counseling and other employee assistance are being provided to workers. Right now our focus is on our workers and for the family of the USA employee. The incident is under investigation."

15 March NASA Update: "NASA and United Space Alliance managers will meet with employees who work at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A this morning before resuming processing operations. They are assessing how the work force is doing following the death of a coworker at the pad on Monday morning. Depending on how the workers are coping with the unexpected loss, work will slowly resume on space shuttle Endeavour for its targeted April 19 launch for its STS-134 mission to the International Space Station."

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