Deadpool 2 Stuntwoman’s Death A Result Of Lack Of Safety Measures
An investigation into the death of Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi Harris concluded that her fatal motorcycle accident occurred due to a series of safety errors. Government agency WorkSafeBC said the film's makers should have ensured Joi Harris was wearing a helmet
An investigation by a Canadian safety organization into Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi Harris’ death on the Vancouver sets of the film concluded that Harris’ fatal motorcycle accident occurred due to a series of safety errors. WorkSafeBC, a government agency also said that that film's makers should have ensured Joi Harris was wearing a helmet, according to bbc.com. The report lists several contributing factors and health and safety violations. According to the report, there should have been barriers put in place so that the stunt performer or the motorcycle could not proceed beyond the perimeter of the film set.
According to metro.co.uk, a 20th Century Fox spokesperson, commented on the WorkSafeBC report and said in a statement, “Safety is our top priority, and while we respectfully disagree with some of the report’s findings, Fox thoroughly reviewed its stunt safety protocols immediately following the tragic accident and has revised and implemented enhanced safety procedures and enforcement.” Deadpool 2 was Harris’ first film as a stunt performer and the professional road racer was doubling for actress Zazie Beetz when she died.
According to WorkSafeBC, Joi Harris died “after she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed into the window of a building.”
The report by WorkSafeBC also cited that “TCF failed to conduct a risk assessment addressing safety controls, speed of the motorcycle, and equipment limitations.”
The tragic accident on the sets of Deadpool 2 had left everyone on the team of the film devastated. Deadpool 2 was released last year in 2018. There is also a dedication to Joi Harris in the credits of the film.
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