Monday, March 3, 2014

A Closer Look at Young Worker Deaths at JPMorgan Chase

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens

In the past three months, at least eight JPMorgan Chase employees, aged 22 to 39, have passed away, including the three highly publicized, suspicious deaths of Gabriel Magee, Ryan Crane and a young man the media is now calling Dennis Li.

The eight deaths are likely a small fraction of the actual number of JPMorgan employees in this age cohort who died during December 2013 and January and February of this year. Wall Street On Parade was able to locate this small sampling from online funeral home notices in the U.S., thus the sampling does not include deaths where a notice was not posted online or deaths in the 59 foreign countries where JPMorgan Chase has employees, other than the death of Magee and Li which occurred in London and Hong Kong, respectively.

As detailed with names, ages and job titles below, one death of a 34-year old male was ruled a heart attack. (According to U.S. studies, heart attacks occur among people in their 30s at a rate of .5 percent — a rarity, whereas heart attacks among people aged 80 and older occur at a rate of 19.5 percent.) One 35-year old woman died of cancer. Two deaths, a 30-year old woman and a 34-year old male, did not list a cause and Wall Street On Parade was not able to locate a source to confirm the cause. A 22-year old male died from injuries sustained from a fall from a collapsing fourth-floor fire escape on an apartment building in Philadelphia. Ryan Crane, 37-years old, died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. His death occurred exactly one month ago today and there is still no word from the Chief Medical Examiner as to the cause. Results are expected soon.

JPMorgan Chase employees 260,000 workers in 60 countries, including the United States. Obviously, there will be deaths among its workers and these should be consistent with statistics for the working population as a whole. Statistics that are inconsistent suggest one of two things: foul play or excessive stress in the workplace. That leads us to the deaths of Gabriel Magee and the man now identified as Dennis Li.

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