Criminal charges have been filed against Foodles Production (UK) Ltd., the division of the Walt Disney Co. that produced Star Wars: The Force Awakens. British health authorities have been investigating the on-set accident that resulted in a broken leg for film star Harrison Ford.
Ford was filming at Pinewood Studios in London in June 2014 when he was hit by a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon set. He had to be airlifted to a hospital to have surgery and film production was halted for two weeks.
The Health and Safety Executive said, “by law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers – this is as true on a film set as a factory floor.” They are charging Foodles with “four breaches of workplace health and safety laws.” A court hearing will take place in May.
Foodles responded and said “the safety of cast and crew was a top priority” and they were “disappointed by the decision to prosecute.”
News source: Yahoo! Movies