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October 3, 2019 / by Amit

Safety failures led to death of stunt-woman

An investigation into a stunt woman’s death on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2 has attributed her fatal motorcycle accident to a series of safety errors.

Government agency Work Safe BC said the film’s makers should have ensured Joi Harris was wearing a helmet.

Multiple safety violations by Deadpool 2 filmmakers, and 20th Century Fox Studio, contributed to the fatal August 2017 crash that killed stuntwoman Joi Harris, a Canadian workplace safety agency has determined.

The 37-page Work Safe BC report released today investigated the August 14, 2017, crash on the Vancouver set.

Harris, performing as a stunt double for Zazie Beetz, lost control of her Ducati Hyperstrada 939, was ejected and crashed into the side of a building in downtown Vancouver.

Work Safe BC is now considering a penalty based on the findings, according to the report.

The safety violations included Harris not wearing a helmet or filmmakers instructed the stunt performer not to wear safety headgear while operating the motorcycle during the stunt.

20th Century Fox disagrees with report that safety violations contributed to fatal stunt.

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