Can you work yourself to death?
According to CNN on Aug. 20, a 21-year-old University of Michigan student might have worked himself to death.
Moritz Erhardt was found unconscious last Thursday evening and was pronounced dead at the scene in London after returning to the student residential facility after an overnight shift at London's Bank of America. Sources say he had completed three consecutive overnight shifts just before his death.
Even though the cause of death has not been released, London police say his death is being treated as non-suspicious.
Bank of America's spokesman, John McIvor said in a statement, "He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future. Our first thoughts are with his family and we send our condolences to them at this difficult time."
Erhardt's death came just one week before his 7-week internship in investment banking was to end.
Fox News reported that a former investment banker told the UK newspaper that Bank of America interns regularly work 14-hours days. He stated, “Interns can regularly clock up to 100 or even 110 hours a week, but people are fully aware that banking is hard work and the company constantly reminds you to manage upwards in order to not overheat."