A Wal-Mart employee died after being trampled and crushed by a horde of over-eager Black Friday shoppers.

At least three others, including a pregnant woman, were also injured in the incident, which occurred as a suburban New York store opened early Friday morning, the Associated Press reports.

According to a police statement obtained by the AP, a throng of shoppers “physically broke down the doors, knocking (the worker) to the ground,” around 5 a.m.

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