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JPMorgan Technology VP Dies in Fall From London Headquarters

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Offices Stand in Canary Wharf, London
The offices of JPMorgan Chase & Co., center, stand among city skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf area in London. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- A vice president in technology operations, Gabriel Magee, died after falling from JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s London headquarters, the bank said today.

The 39-year-old fell from 25 Bank Street in the Canary Wharf area onto a ninth-floor roof, London’s Metropolitan Police said, having been called to the scene at 8:02 this morning.

Magee had worked for JPMorgan since 2004 in the corporate and investment bank’s technology support department, the New York-based lender said in a statement.

“We are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JPMorgan family at 25 Bank Street today,” said Jennifer Zuccarelli, a spokeswoman for JPMorgan in London. “Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and his friends.”

The 11-year-old skyscraper is 33 stories high, according to building-data provider Emporis. It was formerly the European headquarters of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history in 2008. The police are not treating the death as suspicious and no arrests have been made.

JPMorgan took over the office and began moving investment banking staff over to the building in January 2012, according to the lender’s website.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ben Moshinsky in London at bmoshinsky@bloomberg.net; Ambereen Choudhury in London at achoudhury@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net

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