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The family of the Wal-Mart worker who died after being trampled by Black Friday shoppers has hired a lawyer, setting the stage for a possible lawsuit.

Angry relatives of Jdimytai Damour were waiting for autopsy results Saturday as police reviewed security tapes to identify shoppers who took part in the stampede.

Wal-Mart has defended the precautions it took on the busiest shopping day of the year, but Long Island cops said the retailer didn't have enough security on hand.

Danielle Damour, the victim's sister, said the family was seeking legal advice and had not made funeral plans for her brother, a temporary maintenance worker.

"We've got a lawyer already," Danielle Damour, 41, said. "They haven't released the body because they want to do the autopsy."

Doctors told the family that the 34-year-old Queens man suffered a heart attack.

That happened after he was knocked to the floor at the Valley Stream outlet as bargain-crazed shoppers rushed the door before the 5 a.m. opening.

Nassau County Police said it's too early to say if anyone would face criminal charges. "That decision would be made by the DA's office," a police spokesman said. "The investigation is ongoing."

Damour's father, Ogera Charles, 66, said he doubted cops could pinpoint a culprit.

"How are you going to find those people?" he said. "There were too many people for the camera to do anything.

"They should have more security outside to control the crowd," he said. "Let the Lord judge. I lost my son already."

Damour was part of a human chain of employees manning the entrance of the store while some 2,000 impatient shoppers waited outside.

The crowd trampled the Freeport High School graduate - then went on to scour the shelves for sales, even after being told a man had died.

Four shoppers, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, were also injured in the frenzy.

The store opened yesterday morning with beefed-up security and calmer, somber crowds.

About 100 people waited patiently in line before being let inside at 7 a.m., and there was none of the previous day's chaos.

"The line was sad," said Elaine Ryans, 38, from Elmont, L.I. "It was like, 'Are we going to a funeral or are we going shopping?'"

The only vestiges of Friday's mayhem were taped-up glass on a door and emotional scars.

"I was scared," a Wal-Mart worker said shortly after the store opened.
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He got in the way of fabulous sales; the customer is always right!
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I wonder if he was working there long enough for Wal-Mart to take out a life insurance policy in his name. If so, they made money off the deal. I have heard on more than one occasion that it's standard practice for Wal-Mart to take out $100k policies on employees, since most of them are as old as they are.
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Each one of those who trampled over the deceased worker on their way to claim their spoils or those who were at the scene but continued to shop rather than to stop and help -- they know who they are -- will have shameful Holiday season awaiting for them.

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I wonder if he was working there long enough for Wal-Mart to take out a life insurance policy in his name. If so, they made money off the deal. I have heard on more than one occasion that it's standard practice for Wal-Mart to take out $100k policies on employees, since most of them are as old as they are.
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The gentleman Jdimytai Damour was only 34 years old.

I pray for his family in their time of loss during this holiday season.

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So I read. It's an absolutely senseless tragedy. Did those people REALLY need to buy whatever it was that badly? Tough to imagine.

Anyway, my point was that Wal-Mart reputedly profits on the death of their employees, which is a morbid and disgusting way to approach the relationship a company has with it's workers...my two cents.
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WAL-MART OF ALL PLACES!!!!!!! Not one stopped to help? I guess saving a fw dollars is more precious than saving a human life. what has this world come to?
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its a damn shame that our world is corporate obsessed and materialistic.....o well, atleast we know that his family is going to recieve a nice sum of money from walmart
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WAL-MART OF ALL PLACES!!!!!!! Not one stopped to help? I guess saving a fw dollars is more precious than saving a human life. what has this world come to?
It's even worse than that. According to the article I read, when the store management made an announcement that an employee had died by being trampled by the crowd, some shoppers became indignant and refused to leave, claiming that they had been waiting in line in front of the closed store for more than 24 hours.

The crowd broke the front door frame when the poor guy opened it for them, and pushed the door in so hard that he fell, and then they apparently trampled him to death by stepping on him as he lay on the floor.

The only bargain I would give these assholes is five years in jail. Every $%^&# one of them.

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