There is actually a website that keeps track of the Black Friday death count 4 years ago

There is actually a website that keeps track of the Black Friday death count

Black Friday isn't really that much of a thing in Ireland.

In case you're unaware, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving when companies cut their prices so low that the general public stampedes storefronts in order to pick up bargains on things they want or need.


You've probably seen an increase in emails offering you 10% or 20% off something that was already too expensive to buy, but we don't quite do it the way the Americans do it.

Indeed, throughout the history of the event, over 100 injuries have been reported as well as 11 deaths. One website, titled Black Friday Death Count, is keeping an eye on the death toll that Black Friday has accrued.

So far there have no been no deaths or injuries reported by major US news outlets for Black Friday 2018, but at the time of writing, it is still morning on both the east and west coasts.

Some of them are pretty tenuous. For example, some involve car crashes that happened on the way too or from Black Friday shopping. On the other hand, some are pretty inextricably linked — such as this story about a man who was shot following a parking lot fight.


Another tells the story of a Wal-Mart worker who was trampled to death in 2008 following a Black Friday stampede.

If you're interested in the macabre side of Black Friday, you can check the site out here. Not for the faint of heart, though.