Inquest on tragic banker conducted today

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London Coroner Mary Hassell is conducting an inquest today into the death of Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JPMorgan Chase information technology vice president, who died after falling from the firm’s London headquarters in January, the third hearing into a bank worker’s death in the British capital in six months.

Bloomberg News reports that London’s Metropolitan Police said on January 28 that the American fell from the 33-story skyscraper where he worked in the Canary Wharf financial district onto a ninth-floor roof.

In the meantime, Reuters reports that the inquest heard written evidence from a senior toxicologist that Magee, from the United States, was found to have had an alcohol level nearly three times the legal driving limit.

Mark Gibbons, a friend and colleague, said that although he had seemed happy at the time of his death, there had been a previous incident in New York where Magee had sent an email along the lines that he 'couldn't handle this' before disappearing for a short while.

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