Lawyer: Trampled Wal-Mart worker lacked crowd training

Police say Wal-Mart failed to provide adequate security


MINEOLA, N.Y. -- A family attorney says a temporary worker trampled to death by customers at a New York Wal-Mart store had no training in crowd control.

Lawyer Jordan Hecht said Monday that Jdimytai Damour (dih-MEE'-tree dih-MOHR') had been working at the Long Island store for only about a week when frenzied shoppers knocked him down on the day after Thanksgiving.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey says a preliminary investigation shows Wal-Mart failed to provide adequate security outside the store.

Wal-Mart did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It has said security precautions were in place.

Nassau County police say an autopsy found Damour died of asphyxiation related to his trampling.


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