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Canada Filmmaker failures led to death of Deadpool 2 stuntwoman: Worksafe B.C. report

00:11  03 october  2019
00:11  03 october  2019 Source:   vancouversun.com

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An investigation report by WorkSafeBC , British Columbia’s version of the U.S. government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, obtained by Deadline and dated August 15, found that: “a temporary worksite had been setup to record a film scene for a movie production.

Deadpool 2 Stuntwoman Death : New Report Details What Went Wrong.

a woman smiling for the camera: Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi Harris died after she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed into the window of a building. Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi Harris died after she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed into the window of a building.

Worksafe B.C. says multiple safety violations contributed to the death of stuntwoman Joi Harris during the filming of Deadpool 2.

Harris was killed on Aug. 14, 2017, while performing a stunt at Jack Poole Plaza in Downtown Vancouver. Harris was ejected from her motorcycle — a Ducati Hyperstrada 939 — and crashed into a plate-glass window at the Shaw Tower.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., woman was performing a stunt for Domino, a character in the Marvel sequel played by actor Zazie Beetz.

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A woman stunt driver working on the set of Deadpool 2 died early this morning after losing control of a motorcycle and crashing into a Vancouver office building. Worksafe BC is investigating the incident, according to a police statement. It's the second death of a stunt person on a high-profile gig

A preliminary investigation into the death of Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi "SJ" Harris details the series of events that led to her fatal crash. “A temporary worksite had been setup to record a film scene for a movie production. The site had been cordoned off from general public and traffic by the Vancouver

In its incident investigation report, Worksafe B.C. says TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.. a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox, the film studio behind the Deadpool franchise, failed to: conduct a risk assessment; provide new worker orientation; ensure Harris was wearing a helmet; and ensure the health and safety of its workers.

“TCF failed to ensure that the workplace was designed with safety controls in place so that the stunt performer or the motorcycle could not proceed beyond the perimeter of the film set. Barriers were absent that should have prevented the stunt performer and motorcycle from leaving the set perimeter,” the report said.

Harris’s family reached an out-of-court settlement with 20th Century Fox in April, according to The Hollywood Reporter .

WorkSafeBC is now considering a penalty based on the findings of the report.

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