Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
- BY JOE GOULD, CLARE TRAPASSO and RICH SCHAPIRO, NY Daily News
Roughly 2,000 people gathered outside the Wal-Mart's doors in the predawn darkness.
Chanting 'push the doors in,' the crowd pressed against the glass as the clock ticked down to the 5 a.m. opening.
Sensing catastrophe, nervous employees formed a human chain inside the entrance to slow down the mass of shoppers.
It didn't work.
The mob barreled in and overwhelmed workers.