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Wal-Mart Worker Trampled To Death In Black Friday Stampede

Postby Ian on Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:20 pm

I guess those people really wanted those $128 Blu-ray players and $2 DVD's...

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/200 ... after.html

A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."

The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said.
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Re: Wal-Mart Worker Trampled To Death In Black Friday Stampede

Postby ruderacer on Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:53 pm

Poor guy. It really shows how insignificant human life is to some. I guess saving a few dollars or getting something cheap is worth more than a person. They should have had off-duty police keeping people in check. Sad!
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