An unidentified man fell to his death from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Reuters and British news outlets reported.
City of London Police investigating after a man died falling from upper floor in London Stock Exchange – incident treated as non-suspicious
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”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” City of London police said. “The man was pronounced dead,” police said, adding that they were treating the incident as non-suspicious.
According to The Independent, the man is believed to fallen from the building at around 9.45am, landing in the front lobby. Police were called at 9.58am and the man was pronounced dead at 10.10am today.
Shocked LSE workers struggled to comprehend what had happened, one broker said: ”It’s horrifying, that’s all I can say.”
A fellow broker explained: ”I came in this morning and there was a screen up in the reception lobby area and ambulances and police.
”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.”
Workers said that the 7th floor was full of conference rooms and no firm was based there.
They added: “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.”
There has been a series of fatal falls in London’s financial district in recent years, including a man who fell from a Hilton hotel’s rooftop bar and several people who have fallen from the Coq D’Argent restaurant’s terrace.
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