It's all thanks to a "lucky coincidence" in the skies over Whakaari/White Island.
It's expected it'll take a year to complete.
WorkSafe alleges 13 parties failed in their duty of care to visitors to the island.
A two-day hearing of WorkSafe's prosecution will start on Thursday in Whakatane.
The two-day hearing is expected to attract massive interest within the community.
Stephanie Browitt, 24, suffered burns to 70 percent of her body when Whakaari/White Island erupted on December 9 2019.
None of those charged entered a plea.
"I was left crying as past memories flooded my mind."
A satellite picked up part of the Whakaari / White Island crater collapsing days before it erupted.