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September 4, 2014

Suit settled over boy's death in renovated Alabama airport

  • The family sued the general contractors, architect and the manufacturer of a flight information sign that fell on the 10 year old.
    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A settlement over the death of a boy who was hit by a falling flight information sign inside Birmingham's airport was approved Wednesday, and the family said they had forgiven the contractors involved.

    Luke Bresette, 10, of Overland Park, Kansas, was crushed by a flight information sign that fell inside a renovated section of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in March 2013. His family, returning home from a trip to Destin, Florida, was walking by when the free-standing flight information board toppled over.

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