Black Friday: Retailers begin to worry about safety

Shoppers line up outside of Best Buy on Black Friday
Shoppers line up outside of Best Buy on Black Friday

The hottest Black Friday deals tend to come in limited quantities, rewarding the shoppers that camp out in front of the store in the wee hours of the morning to be first in line.

When you combine zealous bargain hunters and a short supply of discounted items, there are bound to be problems. Who can forget Black Friday 2008 when a Walmart employee was trampled to death by 2,000 customers pushing into the Valley Stream, N.Y., location? Walmart spent approximately $2 million fighting a fine from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over the safety of its stores.