Wal-Mart worker trampled to death during Black Friday madness
A temporary Wal-Mart worker was trampled to death Friday at the Long Island Wal-Mart store in New York when 2,000 customers came through the doors reported CNN.
Jdimytai Damour, 34, was crushed as he and other employees unlocked the doors at 5 am on Friday. Wal-Mart was participating in a traditional sale day which takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving known as black Friday.(CNN)
A line began forming outside the Wal-Mart at 9pm the night before and after the customers trampled through they left a metal portion of the door frame crumpled like an accordion, wrote Yahoo news.
Workers were knocked to the ground when they attempted to help Damour and customers stepped over him and kept shopping even as the store announced that they were closing due to his death. (Yahoo News)
The union that represents retail workers said that the tragedy could have been avoided. They are now calling for an investigation â€śby all levels of governmentâ€? to ensure justice for Damourâ€™s family and to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again at Wal-Mart, wrote CNN.
Police have said that it may be difficult to process criminal charges and that they will need to survey the tapes from that day, reported yahoo news.