Pregnant Worker Killed by Machine
SAN FRANCISCO—A diecutting machine is believed to have claimed the life of a pregnant 26-year-old employee at Digital Pre-Press International on Tuesday. Margarita Mojica of Oakland was pronounced dead on the scene after firefighters had extricated her from the machine, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Officials were 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 reported Boltuch as saying.
Earlier in the day, Mojica told coworkers that she was pregnant. She is survived by her husband and 6-year-old daughter.