Contractor: Deadly airport cabinet seemed stable

Contractor: Deadly Alabama airport cabinet seemed stable despite worries

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A contractor says an airport monitor seemed stable before it fell and killed a 10-year-old Kansas boy in Alabama, but it's also acknowledging worries about the display.

Brassfield & Gorrie and Bloc Global Services Group issued a statement Tuesday about the accident that killed Luke Bresette at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport last month.

The contractors say there were concerns over the stability of video monitor cabinet like the one that tipped over on the boy.

But the statement says the monitor seemed stable after it was installed by Brasfield & Gorrie workers.

The statement says the monitor was built by Fish Construction of Stafford, Texas.

The freestanding monitors are part of a more than $200 million expansion and renovation at the airport. The one that killed the boy weighs 300 to 400 pounds.

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