A woman suffered moderate head injuries after her hair got caught in machinery in Coromandel yesterday.

The woman, in her 30s, became caught in a drill press shortly before 12.30pm.

She suffered injuries to her head.

Ambulance crew bandaged her wounds at the scene, before the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived.

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The chopper crew airlifted the woman to Waikato Base Hospital in a moderate condition, a spokeswoman for the helicopter trust said.