An Illinois carpenter was killed in a fall from a scaffold at a construction project in Missouri. The man was air lifted to a hospital where he died from multiple injuries from the fall.OSHA regulations have specific requirements for scaffolds on construction sites. One of the requirements is that there is a guard rail in place. The whole reason for requiring a guard rail is to prevent falls from great heights, as these always result in serious injuries or death.On most construction sites, the general contractor has a responsibility for ensuring that work is done safely and in compliance with OSHA standards. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer will recognize the potential liability of the general contractor for this wrongful death accident and ensure that the family is able to pursue an Illinois third party liability construction accident suit in addition to receiving Illinois worker’s compensation benefits.