City worker dies after falling from seventh floor of London Stock Exchange

first_imgA City of London Police spokesman said: ”We were called to the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square on Tuesday, 15 August at 9.58am to a report of a man who had fallen from an upper floor in the building to the ground.”London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at 10.10am.”The City of London Police is currently investigating the circumstances around the death and the incident is being treated as non-suspicious. We are now working to inform the man’s next of kin.” lobby of the London Stock Exchange  A City worker has died after falling from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange.The man fell from a glass walkway inside the building at around 9.45am on Tuesday, landing in the front lobby.Police were called at just before 10am and the man – believed to be married and in his 40s – was pronounced dead at 10.10am.The financier is thought to have been working on the first floor, but fell from the seventh floor.His colleagues were said to be devastated, with several having been sent home. Police are trying to contact the man’s wife to inform her of the incident. One worker based at the London Stock Exchange said: “‘It’s horrifying, that’s all I can say.”A fellow staff member said: ”I came in this morning and there was a screen up in the reception lobby area and ambulances and police.”There was an internal memo saying there had been an incident. ‘The building has walkways on each floor and near the lifts there is a gap and you can see all the way up and down.” A guard outside the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday afternoon Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Workers said that the seventh floor is full of conference rooms and no firm was based there. The man landed in the lobby of the London Stock Exchange. File pictureCredit:Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 9.56am to reports of a person fallen from a height at Paternoster Square, EC4.”We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, an ambulance crew and a motorbike responder. Sadly the patient was dead at the scene.” The man fell from a glass walkway inside the building, landing in the front lobby. File pictureCredit:LEON NEAL/AFP A private ambulance outside the London Stock ExchangeCredit:JEFF GILBERT for The Telegraph A private ambulance outside the London Stock Exchange London Stock Exchange In a statement, the LSE said: “We can confirm an incident this morning where a London Stock Exchange Group colleague fell from an upper-floor balcony and died.”The emergency services were called immediately and are dealing with the incident. We will continue to offer them every support and co-operation possible.”Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of our dear colleague. We would ask that the privacy of the family of the deceased be respected at this time.” A guard outside the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday afternoonCredit:JEFF GILBERT for The Telegraphlast_img

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