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Airport sign kills boy, Kid was Killed

Airport sign kills boy, ten-year-old boy was killed and four other people were injured when a 300-plus pound flight status board fell at the Birmingham airport Friday afternoon. A mother her four children were trapped underneath the heavy board when it fell around 1:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses reported hearing a loud crash in the new terminal of the airport and people screaming as they scrambled to help the family trapped by the massive sign. It took between eight to ten airport employees to lift it off of them, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Donald Jones said. The injured children were transported to Children's of Alabama hospital for treatment and the mother was taken to an area hospital. A spokesperson for Children's identified the child who died as Luke Bresette, age 10. He passed away at 2:26 p.m. at Children's of Alabama hospital. There is no update on the conditions of Bresette's three other injured siblings. A UAB spokesperson says that the mother

Airport sign kills boy

Airport sign kills boy, Sign at Birmingham airport fell on a family Friday, killing a 10-year boy and injuring other family members. Deputy Coroner Derrick Perryman said 10-year-old Luke Bresette was pronounced dead at Children's of Alabama. Two other children were being treated there, and the mother, Heather Bresette, was taken to University Hospital, where spokeswoman Nicole Wyatt said she was in critical condition. The coroner's office and the hospital did not disclose the family's hometown. Firefighters estimated the arrival-departure sign weighed 300 to 400 pounds. Albert Osorio, 46, of Birmingham told that he was close by when the sign fell. He said a loud boom was followed by screams from the family and witnesses. Then he and five other passers-by lifted off the sign. "The whole thing flipped down on those kids. It took all of us here to stand it up," he said. Airport spokeswoman Toni Herrera-Bast said officials aren't sure how the sign fell. Sh