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Employee Trampled To Death
The Nintendo Wii was the most in-demand gift on Black Friday of 2008, and eager shoppers were lined up in the cold by 3:30 a.m. at the Walmart in Valley Stream, New York.
The store opened at 5:00 a.m., but there were no police or security officers there to keep the massive crowds under control.
Over 2,000 people wanted to get inside to shop, and by 4:55 a.m., they had grown impatient and wanted the store to open.
The crowd broke down the doors, sending shattered glass everywhere, as the mob poured through the doors.
One of the Walmart employees, Jdimytai Damour, was knocked over by the force, and a stampede of people began walking over him to get inside.
Police officers attempted to resuscitate Jdimytai, but he was already dead.
Friday, November 24, 2017