This is the saddest story I've read in a long time!
Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday stampede
11:47 AM EST, November 28, 2008
A 34-year-old Wal-Mart worker died Friday morning after "a throng of shoppers . . . physically broke down the doors" and knocked him to the ground as the crowd pushed its way into the store at a Valley Stream mall, Nassau police said. One police officer told Newsday the prelude to the death was "a mob scene."
Nassau County police said the 34-year-old worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m., an hour after the store opened. The cause of death was not immediately known.
The man who died was a temporary, part-time Wal-Mart worker, the officer said. Shoppers who surged into the store were asked to leave by Wal-Mart workers, some of them crying and visibly upset, said one shopper, Kimberly Cribbs of Far Rockaway.
Though rumors circulated among the shoppers that someone had been badly injured, people ignored the Wal-Mart workers' requests that they stop shopping, move to the front of the store and exit, Cribbs said.
There is no 52" Flat screen TV worth a life.
Do you shop on Black Friday?