airport monitor fall

Birmingham/Shuttlesworth International Airport

New flight information display boards are now being installed at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

12 new display boards have been installed at the airport and nine additional boards will be installed when Concourse C is completed. That area is expected to be finished by next summer.

The airport previously had display information screens that were mounted to the floor when the renovated terminal opened in March.

Birmingham's airport is still using a large panel of video monitors similar to one that tipped over and killed a 10-year-old Kansas boy last week.

The approximately 9-foot-tall cabinet was flashing flight information on three screens near baggage claim Wednesday, five days after a similar display killed Luke Bresette one floor higher in the airport.

A small warning sign tells visitors not to touch the cabinet. A portable metal fence on wheels is in place to keep people away.