Ten-year-old boy dies after airport sign falls on him at a Birmingham airport

Boy dies after being crushed under airport sign

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A 10-year-old boy died after a flight display board fell on top of him and several others. 

The Birmingham Airport Authority says Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

The sign fell in the upper level pre-security area near door 1, on the Northeast side of the terminal, according to Birmingham Airport Authority Spokesperson Toni Herrera-Bast.

Herrera-Bast said the Airport Authority and a construction team are taking precautions to prevent future incidents.  The flight display board was removed, she said.

Toni Herrera-Bast, spokesperson for the Birmingham Airport Authority said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. "

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