DEPORT DUE IN TRAGEDY AT WORK SITE
By DAVID SEIFMAN, NY Post
A contractor whose employee fell to his death at a Manhattan construction site is in the country illegally, authorities said yesterday.
Adal Melek Afzal, the owner of a paint company who allegedly tried to pose as a licensed special rigger, is a Pakistani national who now faces deportation, according to the Department of Investigation.
In September, Miguel Rodriguez fell more than three stories to his death at a construction site on 111th Street near Eighth Avenue, where Afzal's company was hired to patch a façade, when he tried to lower the scaffolding on which he was standing.
Afzal was later busted under the alias "Malik Hussain" for allegedly giving a foreman's card to an uncertified worker, who then passed himself off as the certified scaffold-rigging foreman at the site.