Consumerism Kills Long Island Wal-Mart Worker

by matttbastard

Ok, maybe the title of this post is a tad hyperbolic, but Jesus wept–I don’t care what day of the year it is, working retail should not be a life-threatening pursuit:

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.

The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

“He was bum-rushed by 200 people,” said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. “They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too…I literally had to fight people off my back.”

Talk about a great reason to celebrate Buy Nothing Day.

h/t Patti Digh

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5 Responses to Consumerism Kills Long Island Wal-Mart Worker

  1. Renee says:

    In search of golden idols we have such little respect for life. What I find particularly terrible is just yesterday America was supposedly all about family and today it is about shop until you drop.

  2. deBeauxOs says:

    Can anyone, in view of what these Walmart customers did, deny that shopping is an addiction?

    Crack addicts steal in support of their habit.

    Shoppers trample a store clerk to death in support of their habit.

  3. Green assassin Brigade says:

    The bigt news will be Walmart docking his pay for failure to complete his shift.

  4. lagatta says:

    His name was Jdimytai Damour. No surprise Mr Damour was of Haitian origin, from the poorest country in the Americas.

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