A Senior Software Engineer Dies After Falling from The 14th Floor of Google’s NYC Headquarters: According to the NYPD, a software developer died after falling from Google’s headquarters’ 14th story.
On Thursday, a 911 call reported finding an unconscious person on the ground.
The name of the 31-year-old senior software engineer is being concealed awaiting notification of the family.
The New York Post was the first to disclose the death of a senior software developer, age 31, who had fallen from Google’s headquarters building in New York City’s 14th floor.
The New York Police Department verified to Insider that officers responded to a 911 call at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday reporting an unconscious person laying on the ground near 111 Eighth Avenue on West 15th Street in Manhattan(A Senior Software Engineer Dies After Falling from The 14th Floor of Google’s NYC Headquarters). According to the NYPD, the engineer’s identity hasn’t been revealed since the family hasn’t been notified. He was brought to Bellevue Hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Multiple requests for response from Insider made outside of regular business hours were not immediately answered by Google.
A second Google employee was reported dead in an apparent suicide at an apartment close to the company’s offices in February, according to the New York Post. In his honor, the family set up a GoFundMe page. The US Bureau of Statistics reports that 2019 saw the greatest number of workplace suicide deaths—307—in records.
Employees at Google were also harmed by the recent wave of layoffs that hit the tech sector. CEO of Alphabet, the business that owns Google, Sundar Pichai, said on January 20 that 12,000 employees, or 6% of the firm’s total, will be let go. Numerous affected employees posted their sentiments on social media sites like LinkedIn. Many people expressed their outrage at the way the layoffs had been handled.
Seek assistance if you or someone you know is depressed or has thought about hurting themselves or ending their life. For 24/7 free, confidential assistance for those in need as well as best practices for professionals and resources to help in crisis situations, dial or text 988 to contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in the US. Simply text “HOME” to 741741, the Crisis Text Line, for assistance. Resources are available for those outside of the US from the International Association for Suicide Prevention.