Brevard Achievement Center Worker Dies At KSC

By  //  April 24, 2012

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BREAKING NEWS

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – An employee with Brevard Achievement Center working at the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A was found dead after an accident early this afternoon.

KSC's Launch Pad 39A. (Nasa image)

The male victim’s idenity and cause of death have not been released pending an investigation and notification of relatives.

Launch Complex 39’s Pad A (and Pad B) were originally designed to support the Apollo program and were modified for Space Shuttle launch operations.

STORY UPDATE:

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS RELEASED BY THE BREVARD ACHIEVEMENT CENTER ON APRIL 25 AT 1:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 24 we were informed that one of our valued employees passed away while working at Kennedy Space Center.

We are deeply saddened by this news and would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to our team member’s family.

We will release further information about our colleague’s death once we are assured his family has been notified and the authorities authorize us to do so.

For now, we ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

The family has requested we not release the name of our colleague to the media.

We will again state that he was a male, in his 50s, who had worked for the Brevard Achievement Center as a custodian at Kennedy Space Center since 2008; his employment with Brevard Achievement Center began in 2003.

Regarding the cause of death, while we are still waiting on the Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm, all indications are that he died of natural causes.

It is now time for the healing process to begin for both his family and our’s.  Thank you for your understanding.

– Rosalind Weiss, Marketing and Development Administrator


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