12 Feb – Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, the company responsible for producing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", has been informed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that they will be prosecuted over the incident that caused actor Harrison Ford to be seriously injured during filming.
The veteran actor who plays Han Solo in the "Star Wars" franchise suffered serious injuries when a heavy hydraulic metal door struck his ankle on June 12, 2014.
The 73-year-old was airlifted to a hospital in Oxford from Pinewood Studios for a broken leg and other injuries.
Some reports suggested that it was the door of the iconic Millennium Falcon that crushed the actor's leg while filming. Ford later received GBP1 million in compensation after being in a wheelchair with a plastered leg for months.
Foodles Production (UK) Ltd will appear at the High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 12 May 2016 as they failed to protect the star when the incident took place.
A spokesman for HSE mentioned in a statement:
"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."
The production company will be charged for four breaches which are Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
(Photo source: standard.co.uk)