'Star Wars' Film Company Prosecuted Over Harrison Ford's On-Set Leg Break

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A film production company is to be prosecuted over an incident, in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Pinewood Studios.

Foodles Production (UK) will appear at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12 to face four charges.

Mr Ford suffered a broken leg and other injuries when he was struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship on June 12, 2014.

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A spokesman said: “The HSE has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over four alleged breaches of health and safety law.

"The charges relate to an incident during filming of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which left Harrison Ford with serious injuries after he was hit by a heavy hydraulic door.

“By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers – this is as true on a film set as a factory floor.

"We have investigated thoroughly and believe that we have sufficient evidence to bring the case to court.”

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd is the company responsible for producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and under health and safety law for managing the risks created during production, said the HSE.

The star was returning to his role as Han Solo in the movie when he broke his left leg during filming at the world renowned studios.

Ford was airlifted to hospital in Oxford after the incident, which police said involved a garage door, although there were suggestions it could have been the door of Star Wars spacecraft the Millennium Falcon.

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