Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal Mart Employee Trampled

Detectives said a 34-year-old Walmart employee died when a throng of shoppers entering the store on Green Acres Road knocked him to the ground.
The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 6 a.m., police said. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
In addition, a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a nearby hospital for observation. Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals.
Police said the cause of the emergency wasn’t necessarily shoppers pushing and shoving to get into the shopping center. A woman who works at the mall said someone had a heart attack outside the Walmart and insists the raucous wasn't a result of shoppers trampling over each other to get inside.
Walmart released the following statement:
"The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority.
"A tragic situation occurred this morning prior to opening at our Valley Stream, N.Y., location. We are saddened to report that a gentleman who was working for a temporary agency on our behalf died at the store and a few of our customers were injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families at this difficult time. At this point, facts are still being assembled and we are working closely with the Nassau County Police as they investigate what occurred.
"As there is still an ongoing investigation, any further comment would be best served coming from them."
Police are investigating.


Sid Vicious said...

What has America come to where consumers are so crazy to spend money that they trample and kill a store employee??? I reject any of this nonsense that Americans aren't as well off as they used to be - have you seen the parking lots in malls today? Or, perhaps we aren't as well off, we jsut are using our credit cards more. Either way, all of the excess consumerism is a sad commentary about our society. I seriously doubt Jesus would have us celebrate His birth in this manner.

Ted said...

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