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NYC Google engineer jumps to death, second worker suicide in months | News Fission

A senior software engineer at Google jumped to his death from the search giant’s headquarters in Chelsea late Thursday, according to authorities and police sources. 

The 31-year-old man — whose name is being withheld pending family notification — plunged from the 14th floor of 111 Eighth Ave. around 11:30 p.m., cops said. 

Police responded to multiple 911 calls of an unconscious person lying on the ground near a building on West 15th Street, opposite the 2.9 million-square-foot, 15-story Art Deco building, authorities said. 

A senior engineer at Google jumped to his death from the search giant’s Chelsea headquarters.
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Pictured is a side of the Google building on 15th Street.
The man was discovered unconscious on the ground on 15th Street.
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Responding cops found the man unconscious and he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Officers at the scene found handprints on the ledge of a 14th-floor open-air terrace, sources said. Investigators found no note, nor a video of the fatal plunge.

The employee’s death comes months after Jacob Pratt, a 33-year-old Google employee who also worked at the Manhattan headquarters, was found dead of an apparent suicide.


The main entrance to Google's Chelsea, NYC headquarters is pictured
Cops say the man plunged from the 14th floor of the 2.9 million-square-foot building.
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Pictured are police cars at the scene of the fatal jumper from Google's NYC headquarters.
Handprints were discovered on the 14th-floor terrace, police sources said.
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Pratt appeared to have hanged himself in an apartment at the corner of West 26th Street and 6th Avenue in Chelsea just before 6 p.m. Feb. 16.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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