Preliminary investigation into stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris’ death suggests that the stunt might not have been all that difficult and that her death was the result of a freak low-speed accident. Harris died on the set of the film “Deadpool 2”.

A report by WorkSafeBC, a statutory agency, which oversees occupational safety in the province, and The Coroners Service of British Columbia WorkSafeBC found that “a temporary worksite had been set up to record a film scene for a movie production. The site had been cordoned off from general public and traffic by the Vancouver Police Department,” reports deadline.com.

“The worker had been rehearsing a stunt scene that involved driving a motorcycle, Dictate 939 Hyperstrada, out of the open doors of a building, across a concrete pad and down a ramp that had been built over three stairs and coming to a stop on the stair landing,” read the report.

It added: “During the first shooting of the scene the stunt driver continued driving beyond the planned stopping spot on the stairway landing and continued to drive down a second ramp built over the bottom stairs and across the roadway. The motorcycle struck the concrete sidewalk curb, the worker was thrown off the motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window of a building.”

First Published | 20 August 2017 4:40 PM
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