#AceFinanceNews says “Financial Death Toll Rises to `SIX’ as `JP Morgan‘ Employee jumps from Asian HQ Building”‘
An eyewitness told the South China Morning Post he saw a man climb onto the roof of the skyscraper shortly after lunchtime on Tuesday.
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Despite attempts to talk him down, the man jumped before emergency crews arrived, landing on the road outside the building.
The man who jumped was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
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The unidentified man, aged about 33, was a junior employee who served a supporting function at the bank and wasn’t involved in investment activity, according to Bloomberg. Rumors circulating in the media say that his last name was Li.
A colleague of the man said that before the suicide he had complained about heavy work-related stress, though police say no suicide note has been found.
“Out of respect for those involved, we cannot yet comment further. Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family that’s involved at this difficult time,”JP Morgan said in an e-mailed statement.
The latest apparent suicide marks the 3rd sudden death at JP Morgan and the 6th in the global financial world in just a few weeks.
On February 3, a 37 – year old JP Morgan executive director died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. The cause of death, however, remains unclear and will be determined after a toxicology report is completed.
About a month ago, 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, a JP Morgan vice president in technology operations, died after falling from JPMorgan’s London headquarters.
Other apparent business suicides include a 58-year-old former senior manager for Deutsche Bank, who was found hanged in his home; Karl Slim, the managing director of Tata Motors aged 51, and 50-year-old Mike Dueker who worked for Russell Investment and was found dead on January 29 close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State after being reported missing on the same day.
Also reporter David Bird, who works in the Dow Jones newsroom went missing on January 11 when he left his New Jersey home for a walk.