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Pregnant Woman Killed in Diecutter

March 2008
SAN FRANCISCO—A diecutting machine is believed to have caused the death of a pregnant 26-year-old employee at Digital Pre-Press International on January 29. Margarita Mojica, of Oakland, CA, was pronounced dead on the scene after firefighters extricated her from the machine, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The diecutter was manufactured by Yawa of China, the paper reported.

Officials are still investigating how Mojica got caught in the diecutter. According to Burt Boltuch, Digital Pre-Press attorney, the machine had been turned off before the accident. Mojica was prepping her next job and was not near the control buttons when the diecutter trapped her, the paper quoted Boltuch as saying.

Earlier in the day, Mojica told co-workers that she was pregnant. According to the Chronicle, Mojica emigrated from Mexico in 1998, and is survived by her husband and 6-year-old daughter.
 

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