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Deadpool 2 producers get fined over the death of stuntwoman Joi Harris

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Following an investigation by WorkSafeBC (the Canadian equivalent of OSHA), the producers of Deadpool 2 have been fined $289,562 for the death of stuntwoman Joi Harris on the set of the film. Harris was killed in a motorcycle crash during the filming of a stunt in August 2017. Her first stunt for a feature production, she was ejected from the motorcycle and crashed through a plate-glass window. Production was halted immediately following the incident.

TCF Vancouver Productions LTD (the company responsible for Deadpool 2’s filming) was found to be in violation of a number requirements for a safe workplace. These include things like “Failure to ensure the health and safety of the stunt performer” and “Instructing the stunt performer not to wear safety headgear.”

A representative for WorkSafeBC said in a statement, “The primary purpose of an administrative penalty is to motivate the employer receiving the penalty – and other employers – to comply with occupational health and safety requirements and to keep their workplaces safe.” Hopefully, this fine will lead to other production companies taking the proper safety measures in the future.

Deadpool 2‘ Fined Nearly $300,000 For Safety Violations In Accident That Killed Stuntwoman Joi¬†Harris [Deadline]

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