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Technology expert dies after falling from JP Morgan’s London HQ

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 14:15 EDT
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A technology expert fell to his death on Tuesday from the London skyscraper housing investment bank JP Morgan’s European headquarters.

Gabriel Magee, 39, fell from the 33-floor building in London’s financial hub Canary Wharf at around 8:00 am (0800 GMT), police said. He landed on a ninth floor roof.

Magee was a vice-president in JP Morgan’s corporate and investment bank technology division and had worked for the US bank for a decade, his employers said.

He worked in the technology department and was not a trader or a banker, JP Morgan said.

Paramedics and air ambulance staff attended but Magee was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

His death is being treated as “non-suspicious” at this stage, London’s Metropolitan Police said.

The bank said it was “deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JP Morgan family”.

“Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and his friends,” a spokesman said.

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