By  on May 7, 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $1.9 million and improve safety oversight in a deal to avoid possible criminal prosecution in the fatal trampling of a worker during a Black Friday stampede on Long Island last year.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Wednesday the retailer will donate $1.5 million to the county’s social services, create a $400,000 victims’ fund and devise an independently approved crowd management plan for post-Thanksgiving sales at its 92 New York stores.

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