Updated: In “Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers,” Jack Healy of the New York Times reported that a crowd of shoppers broke doors to a store and trampled an employee. The man died within an hour. Others have also reported the incident, as listed at the end. Learn more about how “Black Friday” went really sad when an employee was trampled to death by eager shoppers early Friday morning.
A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a frenzy.
The 34-year-old employee, who was not identified, was knocked down by a crowd that broke down the doors of the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., and surged into the store. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6 a.m.
No comment (yet).
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An individual apparently named Ian has an open blog where folks can post their views on this sad story about our culture.