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Report: Texas company built display that fell at the Birmingham Airport

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A new report was released Tuesday by Brasfield and Gorrie, one of the construction companies under contract with the Birmingham Airport Authority.

The report claims that "Fish Construction" out of Stafford, Texas built the display that fell in the airport last month, killing a 10-year-old boy. "Fish Construction" is a subcontractor of Brasfield and Gorrie.

The report goes on to say that the unit was installed by Brasfield and Gorrie, and "Fish Construction" discussed the stability of the units with KPS Group, the airport's architect, when the installation work began. Brasfield and Gorrie says its company was copied on some, but not all, of those communications.

According to Brasfield and Gorrie, "the Birmingham Airport Authority did not participate in the design, manufacture, assembly or installation of the flight information cabinets, known as Multiple User Information Displays, or MUFIDs, including the unit that feel forward on March 22."

Late Tuesday afternoon, KPS released the statement below:

"The people of KPS Group are deeply saddened about the events that took place on
Friday, March 22, at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Our thoughts
continue to be with the family who is coping with unimaginable loss and injury. Our KPS
family joins the entire community in expressing its sorrow and condolences to them."

"The airport project is not finished, and we remain committed to its satisfactory
completion. We are dedicated to cooperating and doing what is right by the family,
the community and our client, the Birmingham Airport Authority. It is our hope that all
information that becomes available will allow a better understanding of what
happened, and help prevent a similar occurrence. Out of respect for that process and
for the family, we will not speculate about any issue or party at this time."

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