Digital Pre-Press Execs Plead Guilty in Employee’s Death

SAN FRANCISCO—The owner and manager of Digital Pre-Press International pleaded guilty April 10 to charges stemming from the 2008 death of an employee, the Contra Costa Times reported.

Sanjay Sakhuja, owner and CEO of Digital Pre-Press International, and pressroom manager Alick Yeung pleaded guilty in San Francisco Superior Court for the death of Margarita Mojica, who was fatally injured when she became crushed by the cutter/creaser on which she was working. Prosecutors said the machine suddenly activated as she reached into it. She was also reported to be pregnant.

Sakhuja pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and five counts of willful violations of California OSHA regulations causing death or permanent injury. Yeung pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of violating the state’s OSHA codes.

Court records showed that the employees were not trained on proper safety procedures, including turning off a machine’s power source. The machine allegedly lacked required safety devices.