‘Tragedy’ | Bank of America employee dies unexpectedly - the second this month

Bank of America employee dies unexpectedly - the second this month

A Bank of America employee died unexpectedly on Thursday night while playing soccer at an industry event.

Adnan Deumic, 25, was a credit trader, having joined Bank of America’s global markets team in 2022 after working as a summer analyst in 2021.

Deumic collapsed having suffered a suspected cardiac arrest and failed to respond to medical treatment, according to a report from Bloomberg which cited a source familiar with the matter.

“The death of our teammate is a tragedy, and we are shocked by the sudden loss of a popular, young colleague,” Bank of America has stated in an emailed statement.

The financial institution added it is “committed to providing our full support to Adnan’s family, his friends and to our many employees grieving his loss.”

Deumic, based in Bank of America’s London office, was an active sportsman and regularly played ice hockey.

His untimely death follows the news of another Bank of America worker unexpectedly dying due to a suspected heart issue.

Leo Lukenas, an associate trader for the company’s investment banking group in New York, died on Thursday, May 2.

The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports Lukenas died from an acute coronary artery thrombus.

Bank of America has previously stated that the company is “doing whatever we can to help and support the family and our team who are devastated.” A source close to Bloomberg reports the company is not formally investigating his death.

It is not clear whether long working hours caused Lukenas’ death, but a report from Reuters has stated that he approached a recruiter seeking a new role due to the stress of working over 100 hours per week.

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Douglas Walters, a managing partner at GrayFox Recruitment, says Lukenas asked him whether 110 hours of work a week was standard.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has previously found that deaths from heart disease due to working long hours have increased significantly over the past twenty years.

Bank of America previously had to cope with the unexpected death of an employee in 2013, after an intern, Moritz Erhardt, died after suffering an epileptic fit. Reports claimed Erhardt had been working for three days straight without sleeping.

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