On March 22, 2013, a large flight information sign at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama fell on a family returning home from a Florida vacation. The flight information sign, which was made of metal and glass and weighed as much as 400 pounds, was part of a $200 million airport renovation. The falling sign severely injured a mother, three children and killed 10-year-old Luke Bresette.
The family of ten year old Luke Bresette is suing Stafford based Fish Construction, Inc., and eight other defendants after an airport sign in the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport crushed the boy, killing him. The Kansas native died after the three hundred pound arrival/departure sign toppled over on top of him and his family. In addition to killing Luke Bresette, the sign also injured his mother and his two brothers when it fell.