BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A contractor says an airport monitor seemed stable before it fell and killed a 10-year-old Overland Park boy last month, but it’s also acknowledging worries about the display.
Brasfield & Gorrie and Bloc Global Services Group issued a statement Tuesday about the accident that killed Luke Bresette at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
The Bresette family was returning home from a spring break trip to Destin, Fla., on March 22 when the flight information sign toppled onto several family members in a newly renovated section of the airport. The accident critically injured Luke’s mother and two of his brothers.
Luke, a fifth-grader at St. Thomas More School, was laid to rest Saturday.
The contractors said there were concerns over the stability of freestanding video monitor cabinets like the one that tipped over. But the statement said the unit that killed Luke seemed stable after it was installed by Brasfield & Gorrie workers.
The monitor was built by Fish Construction of Stafford, Texas, according to the statement.
The monitors are part of a more than $200 million expansion and renovation at the airport. The one that killed Luke weighed 300 to 400 pounds.
| The Associated Press