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Intern’s death after lengthy office shifts investigated

20th August 2013

 

A 21-year-old German exchange student, who was an intern at the Bank of America (BofA) in London, sadly died last week.

He was seven days away from completing his internship when he was found collapsed in the shower by a flatmate and pronounced dead at the scene.

The young man, who suffered from epilepsy, had just completed a difficult three days’ of work during which he had stayed at the office until 6am each day.

There have been no comments as to whether these lengthy shifts could have contributed to his collapse. Police are now investigating the incident.

People in the financial industry report that these extended shifts are nothing new in the world of banking internships, with many people feeling as though they should work throughout the night in order to be offered a job.

However, whether or not these long hours are the norm in this industry, if it is discovered that BofA acted negligently in this case, the family of the deceased might be able to launch a compensation claim against the organisation for the loss of their loved one.

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