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Star Wars film maker fined £1.6 million for injuring Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg and deep lacerations when he was knocked off his feet and pinned to the floor of the Millennium Falcon set, as a…

Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg and deep lacerations when he was knocked off his feet and pinned to the floor of the Millennium Falcon set, as a prop door closed on him.

The risk of the door causing a serious injury or death had been highlighted by one of the health and safety officers for the production company. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd should have put a system in place to ensure the actors and production workers were protected.

A different design with inbuilt safety features or using a different material could have guarded against any possible miscommunication on a busy film set.

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, which had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to breaches of Section 2 and Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, were fined £1.6 million and ordered to pay costs of £20,861.22 at Aylesbury Crown Court.

You can find out more about this case on the HSE website.