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Fatal Airport Sign Collapse Unexplained

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (UPI) — Officials at an Alabama airport said they were still looking into what caused a sign to fall on a family, killing a 10-year-old boy.

Luke Bresette, 10, was walking through the pre-security concourse at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport in Birmingham Friday when a large electronic arrivals and departures sign fell on him and his family. The boy was killed and his mother remained in serious condition with two broken ankles and a broken pelvis. Two siblings, ages 8 and 5, were in good condition.

The Bresette family was traveling back home to Kansas following a spring recess vacation to the Gulf Coast, AL.com reported.

Airport officials held a closed-door meeting with representatives of several construction firms that recently renovated the concourse. The airport is undergoing a $209 million renovation, officials said.

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