Worker dies on Nasa launch pad

A space shuttle worker has fallen to his death at the launch pad - the first fatality there in decades, Nasa officials said.

Medics rushed to the pad but were unable to revive him. He was identified as James Vanover, an engineer for United Space Alliance, a Nasa contractor.

No further details have been released.

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