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Black Friday Earns Its Name: Casualties from the Storefront

Posted By Danica Li On Nov 28, 2008 @ 10:56 am In News | Comments Disabled

Reports say a Wal-Mart employee died just a few hours ago, trampled to death by raging Black Friday bargain-seekers in New York. Shoppers tore down the front doors of the Wal-Mart at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., knocking down the unidentified 34-year-old worker. Three other shoppers and a pregnant woman were taken to the hospitable for minor injuries.

According to eyewitness testimonials, the waiting shoppers pulled the doors from their hinges in their rush to get into the store. The surge, the NYT solemnly reports, endangered children, who had to be grabbed by their parents so as to not get lost and/or trampled upon in the mad stampede. Jeez. People really are nuts for their tech gadgets and Guitar Hero game kits [1].

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Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers [NY Times [3]]


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[1] Guitar Hero game kits: http://money.cnn.com/2008/11/28/news/economy/blackfriday_2008/?postversion=2008112809

[2] r_b: http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_b/2086201012

[3] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/29/business/29walmart.html

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