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Star Wars’ production company is being prosecuted for Harrison Ford’s accident at work on board the Millennium Falcon.
The actor who returned to his role as Han Solo for the hit film Star Wars: The Force Awakens was seriously injured on the set of his character’s spacecraft at Pinewood Studios on 12 June 2014.
Harrison Ford suffered a serious injury because he was hit by a malfunctioning hydraulic door. The door was so heavy that when it slammed down on him it dislocated his ankle and left him with a broken leg.
To add to the drama, the director JJ Abrams managed to pop the L4 spinal segment of his back as he tried to help the film star who was in costume at the time. The filming of Stars Wars Episode VII had to be put on hold for a couple of weeks as a result of the injuries.
Employers have a duty of care towards their staff whereby they must take reasonable steps to mitigate risks and provide employees with a safe environment in which to work. This is just as true for famous movie stars like Harrison Ford working on the set of the Millennium Falcon as it is for builders on a construction site.
The production company that built the dangerous set are now being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following an investigation in which they gathered evidence. Foodles Production Ltd, the UK based Disney subsidiary, responsible for producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will now appear in court in May over four alleged breaches of health and safety law.
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