Ryan Reynolds leads moment of silence on 'Deadpool 2'

Ryan Reynolds leads moment of silence on 'Deadpool 2'

Ryan Reynolds leads moment of silence on 'Deadpool 2'

Five days after stunt woman SJ Harris was killed on set while shooting a scene for Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia's workplace safety agency released the first official account of what happened.

According to the report - based on interviews with employer representatives on the site - Ms. Harris, a well-regarded motorcycle racer in the United States, had rehearsed a stunt that called for her to ride her bike in an area cordoned off by the Vancouver Police Department. Investigators will try and determine what caused Harris to lose control of the bike that ultimately led to her death.

"The motorcycle struck the concrete sidewalk curb, the worker was thrown off the motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass of window of a building", says the report.

Harris was an experienced motorcycle rider, but this was her first-ever movie stunt.

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However, this was her first time performing a professional stunt for a film and she was not wearing a helmet as the character did not wear one.

She got her race licence in 2013 and began racing in 2014, and described herself as the first African-American woman to compete in an American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned event.

"A temporary worksite had been setup to record a film scene for a movie production".

The crew had been filming the stunt at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia when the deadly accident took place. "To say an unqualified person was put in this position is absolutely untrue", an individual confirmed to Deadline.

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"We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning", a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox said in a statement to ET. Star Ryan Reynolds held a moment of silence with the crew before cameras rolled Wednesday. "She was the best candidate for the job".

'We're heartbroken, shocked, devastated... but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment.

Harris, a motorcycle driver who was killed while performing a stunt for the film on Monday, was reportedly traveling at a low speed in an not overtly hard action sequence, an investigation report by WorkSafeBC revealed, Deadline reported.

Joi "SJ" Harris has died while filming a stunt in the upcoming film, Deadpool 2.

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