Production company is prosecuted over personal injury to Harrison Ford
Foodles Production (UK), a production company that worked on Star Wars, is to be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following an injury to one of the film’s leading actors, Harrison Ford, during the filming.
Harrison Ford was hurt by a hydraulic metal door of the Millennium Falcon during an on-set accident in June 2014 at Pinewood Studios near London. The incident saw the 73-year-old sidelined for almost two months, with director JJ Abrams forced to halt production in order for the actor to recover.
The HSE said it believed there was sufficient evidence to bring four charges relating to alleged health and safety breaches against the firm. A spokesperson said: “By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers – this is as true on a film set as a factory floor.”
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