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A Wall Street trader fell to his death from his Upper East Side apartment last night.He was leaning out the window to smoke a cigarette, slipped and fell from the fifth story, the New York Post reports.
31-year-old Keith Mastronardi was head of exotic derivatives at an India-based firm called Vyapar Capital Market Partners.
He was found dead at about 10:30 pm in the courtyard behind his apartment building on 74th street, according to the Daily News. His wife, who was at home with the couple’s three children at the time of the accident, was taken from the apartment building on a stretcher.
“Sources said Mastronardi had been drinking and had been trying to open a window to let smoke out of the apartment when he fell,” the News reported. “An attendant at a neighbouring parking lot said he was startled by the sound of Mastronardi hitting the ground and went running for cover.”
An NYPD spokesman told the Daily Mail that the “death is under investigation” but it appears to be an accident.
Mastronardi graduated from the University of Chicago, where he was on the Track and Field honour roll for Triple Jump, and previously worked as an Interest Rate Derivatives Broker at EuroBrokers/BGC Partners.