Google engineer jumps to his death from the 14th floor in New York City, second worker suicide in months
A senior software engineer at Google jumped to his death from at Google’s headquarters in Chelsea, Chelsea late Thursday, according to a report from New York Post, citing authorities and police sources.
The 31-year-old man, whose identity is being withheld until his family is notified, reportedly jumped to his death from the 14th floor of the 15-story Art Deco building located at 111 Eighth Ave. Police sources have stated that the man was 31 years old, but his identity is being withheld until his family is notified.
The incident was reported to the police after multiple 911 calls were made regarding an unconscious person lying on the ground near a building on West 15th Street, opposite the massive 2.9 million-square-foot structure, NY Post reported.
“His interests in advertising and technology lead him to a dream job as an accounting manager at Google in Manhattan,” his obituary said.
Upon arriving at the scene, responding officers discovered the man unconscious and immediately transported him to Bellevue Hospital. Sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Sources reported that investigators found handprints on the ledge of a 14th-floor open-air terrace, but no note or video of the incident was found.
This tragedy follows the death of another Google employee, Jacob Pratt, who was found dead of an apparent suicide earlier this year. Pratt, who also worked at the Manhattan headquarters, was discovered in an apartment on the corner of West 26th Street and 6th Avenue in Chelsea on February 16th. He was 33 years old.