Wal Mart employee trampled to death
According to an AP article in the Denver Post a temporary worker, Jdimytai Damour, was mowed down as about 2,000 bargain-hunters surged into a Valley Stream, N.Y. Wal Mart during it's Friday's 5 a.m. opening.
At least four other people, including a woman eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or treatment for minor injuries said the article.
The New York Times reported that the front doors of the store shattered, and the mob ran through the entrance to look for holiday bargains.
The New York Times also noted that the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday because it has traditionally marked the point when a throng of shoppers pushes stores into profitability for the year.