Bank of America intern dies after reportedly pulling ‘three all-nighters’

The dangers of pushing oneself too hard.

Financial Post | Business

A 21-year-old intern collapsed and died one week before completing a summer program at Bank of America, after reportedly working 72 hours in a row.

Moritz Erhardt, who was on a seven-week pre-graduate program in London, died Aug. 15, Bank of America spokesman John McIvor said by telephone Monday. The death is being treated as non-suspicious, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police in London said in a statement.

“He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future,” Bank of America said in its statement. “Our first thoughts are with his family and we send our condolences to them at this difficult time.”

Erhardt was found unconscious at Claredale House, a student residential facility in East London. He was pronounced dead at the scene after being treated by paramedics, said the police spokesman, who asked not to be identified, citing agency…

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