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Deadpool 2 slapped with $300,000 fine for safety violations that killed stuntwoman

A stuntwoman died on-sets of Deadpool 2 while shooting a scene back in August 2017.

Deadpool-2-slappedStuntwoman Joi Harris was killed during the filming of a scene - OyeYeah News
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Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 has been slapped with USD 300,000 fine for safety violations that killed stuntwoman in 2017.

Stuntwoman Joi Harris was killed during the filming of a scene.

The stuntwoman died after she was thrown off her motorcycle as she rode through a plate-glass window while performing the stunt scene for actress Zazie Beetz in Vancouver, Canada.

And after almost two and a half years of the incident, the Ryan Reynolds starrer has been fined with a fine of almost $ 300,000 by Canadian health and safety watchdog WorkSafeBC after investigating into the accident.

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As being reported by Deadline,’ for safety violations that killed stuntwoman in 2017, Deadpool has been slapped with a fine of USD 289,562 penalty for “failing to provide a safe workplace.”

An investigation by the WorkSafeBC revealed that five violations of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation which has led to the fine.

According to the report, there has been a “failure to ensure the health and safety of all workers by failing to identify the hazards and assess and control the risks of the work activity and failing to provide adequate supervision.”

The report also revealed that there was a failure to ensure that Joi compiled with the regulation of wearing safety headgear. Not wearing a helmet could be attributed to the fact that Domino wasn’t sporting one in the scene.

“Failure to ensure the health and safety of the stunt performer by failing to provide adequate supervision with respect to this work activity, failure to provide the stunt performer with a new worker orientation” and “instructing the stunt performer not to wear safety headgear while operating the motorcycle,” were the other violations spotted, according to the report.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.