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    Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

    A worker died after being trampled by a throng of unruly shoppers when a suburban Wal-Mart opened for the holiday sales rush Friday, authorities said.

    At least three other people were injured.

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in Bentonville, Ark., would not confirm the reports of a stampede but said a "medical emergency" had caused the company to close the store, which is in Valley Stream on Long Island.

    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.

    A police statement said shortly after 5 a.m., a throng of shoppers "physically broke down the doors, knocking (the worker) to the ground." Police also said a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospitals.

    The dead worker's name was not released.

    "Local authorities are looking into the situation," said Wal-Mart representative Dan Fogleman. But he said it would be "inappropriate for me to share any additional information" until authorities investigate further.

    Shoppers around the country lined up early outside stores in the annual bargain hunting ritual known as Black Friday. Many stores open early and stay open late. The Valley Stream Wal-Mart usually opens at 9 a.m.

    I guess maybe they need to send a team armed with shotguns to open the doors,anybody that rushes forward in a disorderly manner gets to find out a new meaning for black friday
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    Wal Mart and the rest need to get permits and have waiting periods so this doesn’t happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntkb View Post
    Wal Mart and the rest need to get permits and have waiting periods so this doesn’t happen again.
    Normally I'd argue with you. But this is a well established pattern over the years of minor to severe accidents that has now escalated to include a fatality. OMO but I feel they are being reckless.
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    Another one in NY:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...art_after.html

    So sad and pathetic
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    Oh I forgot they also need limits on how many are allowed in the store at one time. But isn’t that covered by the Fire Marshal? Oh well it needs to be federal law so homeland can enforce it if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntkb View Post
    Oh I forgot they also need limits on how many are allowed in the store at one time. But isn’t that covered by the Fire Marshal? Oh well it needs to be federal law so homeland can enforce it if need be.
    OK now you're trolling.
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    Very sad...someone killed for a healthy discount on buying some 'extra crap'...

    Yet another reason not to be around WW unless the trip is well-planned (I'd never go shopping today.), well-armed...and desperately needed.

    People who trek near these department store on this day are not using any logical thinking.
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    It's a "mob-rules" hoard and the only laws followed are Murphy's.

    ......and it's 'only' Black Friday.
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    SAD news,

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    Baaaaa
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    Nice way of putting it.
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    This is a mob stampeding just to get cheap stuff made in Asia. Wait until we have a real nation wide crisis and these sheep panic. Do you have enough ammo for a rampage?
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    Being trampled to death is a small price to pay to get something Really Neat and "Made In China" at a reduced price.

    Oh wait...scratch that...you need to factor in the cost of a funeral & burial these days (not cheap) so that would totally negate any possible savings.
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