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Star Wars Production Company Prosecuted over Harrison Ford Accident


Foodles Production, the company behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is being prosecuted over the incident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.

Harrison Ford was struck by a hydraulic metal door on the Pinewood set of the Millennium Falcon in June 2014.

The Health And Safety Executive (HSE) has brought four criminal charges against Foodles Production Ltd – a UK subsidiary of Disney.

Foodles Production said it was “disappointed” by the HSE’s decision.Star Wars Force Awakens producers prosecuted

Following the incident, Ford was airlifted to hospital for surgery.

Following an investigation, the HSE said it believed there was sufficient evidence about the incident which left Harrison Ford with serious injuries, to bring four charges relating to alleged health and safety breaches.

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

Foodles Production is the company responsible for producing Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, and as such is culpable under health and safety law.

Representatives of the production company will appear at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12.

A spokesman for Foodles Production said: “Cast and crew safety is always a top priority. We provided full co-operation during HSE’s investigation into the on-set accident that occurred in June 2014 and are disappointed in HSE’s decision.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was filmed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, the UK.

Production of Star Wars: Episode VIII has already got under way at Pinewood, and is due for release in December 2017.

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