A Benneydale woman who was crushed in a machine at the Crusader Meats works near Te Kuiti on Friday night has died.

Petunia Waaka, aged 29, had been cleaning machinery. Firefighters helped free her and she was resuscitated by St John Ambulance officers before being flown to hospital in the WestpacTrust Waikato air ambulance. Ms Waaka died on Saturday.

Occupational Safety and Health investigators examined the accident scene and will report to the Waitomo coroner.