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Probe Finds Errors by 20th Century Fox Contributed to Fatality on Set

Oct 2, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“Twentieth Century Fox committed several safety errors that contributed to the fatal motorcycle crash on the set of ‘Deadpool 2,’ according to a British Columbia workplace safety investigation,” Variety reports.

The crash in downtown Vancouver on Aug. 14, 2017, killed stunt rider Joi Harris, who reportedly lost control of her motorcycle and crashed into the side of a building.

“Investigators from WorkSafe B.C. allege that the studio made a long list of errors, including failing to assess the risks of the stunt, failing to allow her to wear a helmet, and failing to set up barriers that would have kept her motorcycle inside the film set,” Variety reports. “The agency said it is now considering what penalty should be assessed.”

The report quotes a statement from a Fox spokesperson who took issue with the report, stating: “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.”

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