J.P. Morgan Employee Falls to Death in Hong Kong
Police said they received a report of a 33-year old male on the rooftop of Chater House, a well-known office block in down town Hong Kong, around two o’clock local time. The man later fell from the building before being transferred to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wanchai where he was pronounced dead.
Sources, including employees at J.P Morgan, said the dead man worked at the bank. Details on his role at the bank were not immediately available.
“A sad and tragic incident occurred in Chater House, Hong Kong today which is currently being investigated by the police. 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 point in time,” a spokeswoman for the bank said in an emailed statement.
The incident in Hong Kong comes after a string of deaths among finance workers in London, including a 39 year old male who fell from J.P Morgan’s offices at the Canary Wharf skyscraper. Police described that death as non-suspicious.