by Christopher Freeburn | February 19, 2014 11:42 am
On Tuesday, an employee of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) apparently jumped to his death from the company’s Hong Kong headquarters.
Hong Kong police indicated that the JPMorgan employee — identified only as a 33-year-old resident of the city with the surname of Li — was declared dead at a local hospital. Authorities also indicated that the incident was being investigated as a suicide, possibly resulting from job pressure, CNN notes.
The death marks the second time this year that a JPMorgan employee has apparently killed himself. In January, 39-year-old Gabriel Magee died after falling from the top of JPMorgan’s 33-story skyscraper in London. Local authorities have described that death as “non-suspicious.”
Earlier this month, another JPMorgan employee at its New York office was discovered deceased in his Connecticut home. The cause of the 37-year-old’s death remains undisclosed.
Last month, Karl Slym, the managing director at India’s Tata Motors (TTM) died after falling from the 22nd floor of a hotel in Thailand where he was staying with his wife. Local authorities described the incident as a potential suicide.
JPMorgan stock fell almost 1% in Wednesday morning trading.
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