Death of 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman Blamed on Series of Safety Errors
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20th Century Fox has challenged some of the Canadian government agency WorkSafeBC's findings over Joi Harris' fatal motorcycle accident on the film's set back in August 2017.

AceShowbiz - An investigation into the death of a stuntwoman in a motorcycle accident on the set of "Deadpool 2" has blamed a series of safety errors.

Joi Harris, the first African American woman licensed to compete in American Motorcyclist Association races, died in August 2017 when she lost control of her motorcycle and crashed through the glass facade of a tower block on the film's set in Vancouver, Canada.

According to the BBC, officials from Canadian government agency WorkSafeBC ruled that producers should have ensured Harris was wearing a helmet during the stunt and that barriers should have been in place to stop her "leaving the set perimeter".

The racer was killed while standing in for "Joker" actress Zazie Beetz, who played Domino in the comic book movie sequel.

Bosses at the 2018 film's studio, 20th Century Fox, challenged some of the report's findings in a statement, but said they had reviewed their safety procedures.

"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," they explained.

The report also stated that Fox bosses had, "failed to conduct a risk assessment addressing safety controls, speed of the motorcycle, and equipment limitations".

Earlier this year, a lawyer for Harris's family indicated they had reached an out-of-court settlement with the studio.

Filming was halted following the accident, which "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds said left everyone working on the film "heartbroken, shocked and devastated".

Ryan Reynolds paid tribute to Joi Harris.

He led a minute's silence for Harris when the cast returned to the set, while Beetz also expressed her condolences.

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