Man jumps off building, lands on oxygen tank at Roosevelt Hospital

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Dray Clark reporting live

Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital reports that all damaged items from its oxygen area have been removed and replaced after a HAZMAT incident early Friday.

A man, who apparently jumped off a building Friday, landed on a liquid oxygen tank at an Upper West Side hospital.

The 31-year-old landed on a tank outside Roosevelt, rupturing a pressured line and causing a HAZMAT situation, just after 2 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A private oxygen vendor responded from New Jersey to fix the leak. Portable oxygen tanks are being used for patients. Restoring the oxygen service will take much of the day.

The hospital is not being evacuated, although some patients were relocated to other areas of the hospital.

Police are trying to figure out from where exactly the man jumped.

Fifty-ninth Street was closed but reopened to traffic around noon between Ninth and 10th avenues.
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