Wal-Mart Worker Killed in Black Friday Stampede

Another woman miscarries

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 28, 2008 9:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Black Friday bargain hunters trampled an employee to death this morning at a Long Island Wal-Mart, the New York Daily News reports. Another woman had a miscarriage in the stampede. The unidentified employee had been trying to hold the unruly crowd back, but the crowd knocked him down and ran over him, eyewitnesses say. Police are investigating.

“He was bum-rushed by 200 people,” said a co-worker. “They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me.”  A few feet away, a shopper saw a woman knocked to the ground, and heard her tell paramedics she was pregnant. “There’s nothing we can do,” they said. “The baby is gone.” Police soon shut down the store.

Customers line up to get sale coupons at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.
Customers line up to get sale coupons at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Cecilia Tuarez of Clifton, N.J., pushes a shopping cart filled with towels to the checkout line at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.
Cecilia Tuarez of Clifton, N.J., pushes a shopping cart filled with towels to the checkout line at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Kurtis Ward, center, of Bloomfield, N.J., lifts a flat screen television to put it in his car as his neice Brittany Ward, left, stands by outside the Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., Nov. 28, 2008.
Kurtis Ward, center, of Bloomfield, N.J., lifts a flat screen television to put it in his car as his neice Brittany Ward, left, stands by outside the Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., Nov. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Exterior of Walmart in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.
Exterior of Walmart in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Shoppers run through the doors at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., shortly after 5 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.
Shoppers run through the doors at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., shortly after 5 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
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