WorkSafeBC imposes administrative penalty on TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.
Richmond, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has imposed an administrative penalty totaling $289,562.63 on TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd. (TCF) related to the tragic death of a stunt performer on the movie set of Deadpool 2 in August 2017.
The primary purpose of an administrative penalty is to motivate the employer receiving the penalty — and other employers — to comply with occupational health and safety requirements, and to keep their workplaces safe.
An investigation by WorkSafeBC identified the following violations of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by TCF:
- 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.
- Failure to ensure that the stunt performer complied with the Regulation by wearing safety headgear while operating the motorcycle.
- 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.
- Instructing the stunt performer not to wear safety headgear while operating the motorcycle.
The amount of a penalty is based on the size of the employer’s payroll, the nature of the violation, and an employer’s history of violations. Penalties can be larger if certain specific factors are present, such as for high-risk or intentional violations, or if the employer has received a prior penalty for substantially the same violation in the past three years.
- Backgrounder: Administrative Penalties
- Incident Investigation Report: TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.
WorkSafeBC engages workers and employers to prevent injury, disease, and disability in B.C. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, WorkSafeBC provides compensation and support to people in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We serve approximately 2.4 million workers and 245,000 employers across B.C.
For more information, contact:
Media Relations, WorkSafeBC