Man commits suicide by jumping from world's tallest building
Man falls 39 floors to death at the Burj Khalifa skyskraper in Dubai
A man reportedly killed himself by jumping from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, in Dubai.
The skyscraper's developer told local media the man jumped from the 147th floor of the 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa and landed on a deck on the 108th floor Tuesday morning, BBC reports.
"The concerned authorities have confirmed that it was a suicide, and we are awaiting the final report," according to a statement from the owner, Emaar Properties.
This is the first suicide reported at the 160-story building, which opened in January 2010.
The man is believed to be in his 20s, Reuters reports.
A local publication, 7DAYS, reported that the man jumped after his employer refused to let him take a vacation.
A worker on the 147th floor told 7DAYS that the floor had no windows or balconies. The man is believed to have climbed out of an air-conditioning vent.
Authorities closed the viewing platform on the 124th floor after the incident.
“I knew it must be something bad because there was a lot of activity and an investigation going on, but they told us it was maintenance work," a worker told 7DAYS. "I feel very sorry for the guy.”
This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.