This case involves a thirty-four-year-old employee at a large, well-known retail store. The employee was working on the day after Thanksgiving, which is known as “Black Friday” in retail circles. The employee was standing near the doors of the store when it opened. A crowd of shoppers immediately rushed into the store when it opened. There were no police officers in sight and the crowd of more than 2,000 shoppers had become very violent about a minute before the doors were scheduled to open. The employee and six to ten other employees who had been inside the store tried to provide crowd control, but they could not control the shoppers. The employee was knocked to the ground by a swarm of shoppers. The shoppers broke down the doors of the store, and the man was thrown back on the floor and trampled in the stampede that ran over him. Several other shoppers were injured in the stampede. The employee died an hour later.