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City: Airport monitors that fell, killing boy in Ala airport, not inspected after installation

A lawyer for the city of Birmingham says a large cabinet housing flight information monitors that toppled and killed a 10-year-old boy inside a renovated airport terminal wasn't inspected after installation.

The monitors were installed in a recent $201 million upgrade at Birmingham's airport. Assistant city attorney Steve Stine said Tuesday that the monitor display didn't require inspection under municipal code because it wasn't a structural component of the building.

The lawyer says the unit that killed Luke Bresette was a free-standing cabinet housing video monitors that rested on the floor, similar to a home entertainment center.

The child's mother and a brother remain hospitalized after being struck Friday by the overturned unit. The family was returning home to Overland Park, Kansas, after a beach trip to the Florida Panhandle.

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