A Google engineer has jumped to his death from the 14th floor of the company headquarters in New York City in what appears to be an apparent suicide.
The man, who has not yet been named, was found on the ground on Thursday’s 15th Street side of the building.
Police found the man unconscious after receiving multiple phone calls about the incident.
The Google engineer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died.
The officer discovered handprints on the 14th-floor ledge, according to one source speaking with the New York Post.
There was no suicide note left behind.
The death is the second Google engineer reportedly taking their own life this year.
In February, fellow coworker Jacob Pratt, 33, was found dead inside his apartment on February 16.
Pratt had apparently taken his own life by hanging, an NYPD source told the New York Post.
Pratt was a partnership leader at the company and had been for a year and a half, and started at Google as an agency manager in May 2019, according to his LinkedIn.
“His interests in advertising and technology lead him to a dream job as an accounting manager at Google in Manhattan,” his obituary said.
Google has laid off roughly 12,000 of its global workforce this year, as many other big tech firms follow suit amid the economic downturn.
As The Daily Mail reported:
Sundar Pichai, Alphabet’s CEO, said the losses affect teams across the company, including recruiting, some corporate functions, and some engineering and products teams.
The mass reduction comes just days after rival Microsoft Corp said it would lay off 10,000 workers, and Amazon started to fire its 18,000 workers as the ‘rich cession’ rips through the world’s biggest firms in recent months.
The most in-demand workers right now are blue-collar employees, while white-collar workers have seen major job losses in the last year.
The phenomenon has been dubbed ‘rich cession’ by those in the field.