Thursday, October 03, 2019

"Deadpool 2" - Stunt Performer Death

WorkSafeBC, the Canadian government organization that investigated a fatal 2017 motorcycle stunt crash on the downtown Vancouver set of "Deadpool 2" has concluded the film's production company violated numerous safety regulations, including "...instructing the stunt performer not to wear safety headgear while operating the motorcycle...", an immediate particular concern that VancouverFilm.Net  first reported here:

Actress/professional motorcycle racer Joi Harris, who was performing her first movie stunt, was killed on the film's set August 2017 when she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed through the window of a nearby building.

According to WorkSafeBC, TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd. also "...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 company also failed to conduct a risk assessment addressing safety controls, speed of the motorcycle, and equipment limitations. The employer failed to complete important health and safety documentation, including a stunt safety inspection checklist and a production activity notification checklist, as required by its own health and safety program..."

20th Century Fox, which released "Deapool 2" starring Ryan Reynolds May 2018, reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the dead girl's family April 2019, while TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd. have bugged out of Mammoth Studios...

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