JP Morgan name man who died after fall from roof of Canary Wharf headquarters as Gabriel Magee
Emergency services were called to 25 Bank Street at around 8am this morning
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
An employee who died after falling from the roof of JP Morgan's European headquarters in Canary Wharf, has been named as Gabriel Magee, vice president in CIB Technology.
Mr Magee joined JPMorgan in 2004 and worked in technology. He was not a trader or a banker.
A JP Morgan spokeswoman said: “We are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JP Morgan family at 25 Bank Street today. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and his friends.”
Emergency services were called to 25 Bank Street, close to Heron Quays DLR station, at around 8am this morning following reports of a man falling from the 500ft building and landing on a ninth floor roof.
Mr Magee, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. They confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.
London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called to the scene and an area around the building was cordoned off.
Workers in other buildings nearby tweeted their shock at the death with some commenting on the length of time it took for police to remove the body.
One wrote: "It's not a nice view from my building. The body is on the rooftop of level nine. So sad."
"The body is still lying there though. We are baffled as to why."
Another wrote: "A sorry view from my desk opposite. Still nobody approaching the body, very odd."
Andrew Lawrence wrote on Twitter: “Sad scene. Someone jumped/fell at JPMorgan Canary Wharf. A sorry view from my desk. Police everywhere, but nobody approaching the body, odd.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 8.04am to Bank Street to reports of a person fallen from a height.
"We sent one ambulance crew, a duty officer, our hazardous area response team and London Air Ambulance to the scene. Sadly, a man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene."
The building in London's financial district has been the headquarters of the bank's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operation since July 2012, according to the company's website.
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