On 25 February 2021, the defendant company and two individuals pleaded guilty in the Emerald Industrial Magistrates Court to breaches of safety and health obligations under the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999. The offending resulted in the death of a 21-year-old worker. Magistrate Robert Walker convicted and fined all three defendants for offences against section 31 of the Act. The defendant company was fined $180,000, the site senior executive $45,000, and a supervisor $10,000. The court ordered the convictions not be recorded.