MIDTOWN SOUTH — A man died after jumping from a West 28th Street high-rise construction site Tuesday morning, officials said.
The 33-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately released, leapt from either the 15th or 16th floor of a building between Sixth and Seventh avenues, landing in front of a plant shop at 113 W. 28th St. about 8 a.m., according to witnesses and an NYPD spokesman.
Officials couldn't confirm where he had jumped from, but said it was under construction and that the man wasn't a worker on the site.
The man was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital, officials said.
"I heard a crash. Then I heard a lady screaming," said Roland Iguina, 50, who works at the plant shop, Foliage Paradise Incorporated.
"I looked at him and right away knew he was dead. He wasn't breathing. He wasn't moving," he added.
The man plunged moments before Madiha Baig got to her job at Foliage Paradise, she said.
"There was a guy who was trying to give him CPR. He was bleeding a lot. There was blood all over the front of our store," Baig said. "It's heartbreaking."