Judge Upholds Wal-Mart Fine For Stampede Death

Law360 (March 25, 2011, 10:42 PM EDT) -- A judge for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration upheld a $7,000 fine against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday for failing to control a crowd of holiday shoppers that trampled a worker to death at a suburban New York store.

Chief Administrative Law Judge Covette Rooney upheld the May 2009 citation for inadequate crowd management that exposed its workers to being crushed by a crowd, according to the U.S. Department of Labor agency.

OSHA's investigation was prompted by the November 2008 death of Jdimytai Damour, a...
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