Another man falls to his death from a JPMorgan HQ building

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The man was certified dead in hospital.

Reuters reports that a 33-year-old man jumped to his death from the skyscraper roof of U.S. investment bank JPMorgan's Asia headquarters on Tuesday, police said.

The man was certified dead in hospital after the fall at around 2 p.m local time., a police spokeswoman told Reuters. Police did not yet know the circumstances surrounding his death.

Horrified finance workers in neighbouring offices circulated pictures via social media of the man standing above the company logo emblazoned on top of the Chater House building in central Hong Kong.

The South China Morning Post reports that, according to several JP Morgan employees, the man was a junior-level investment banker who played a supporting role on various projects.

A Hong Kong-based JP Morgan spokeswoman said the bank was aware of the incident but it could not confirm at this stage whether the deceased was an employee of the bank. The bank is working with other parties including the police and the property manager of Chater House to follow up on the case, she added.

Just last month 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, also an employee of JP Morgan, fell to his death from the firm's European headquarters during rush hour in London.

Magee, a vice president in IT at the bank, landed on the ninth floor of the 33-floor building in Bank Street, in the busy Canary Wharf financial district. Police said that they were not treating his death as suspicious.

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