MIDTOWN — An elevator worker plummeted two stories down an elevator shaft at a Uniqlo store early Thursday evening, officials said.
The 36-year-old man survived the fall at 666 Fifth Ave. at around 5:45 p.m., FDNY officials said.
Witnesses said they saw the man fall from the store's second floor.
"He wasn't bleeding, but he was unconcious," said Leon Zaid, 34, whose hot dog cart is directly in front of the building. "I was freaking out — I thought he was in a coma."
Rescue workers were on the scene shortly before 6 p.m., officials said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for neck and back pain.
The building is the former home of DC Comics and now house to numerous law offices, along with Hollister and Uniqlo clothing stores.
The building's owner, the Kushner Companies, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.