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Star Wars Producer Fined $2M for Harrison Ford 'Force Awakens' Set Injury

Star Wars Producer Fined $2M for Harrison Ford 'Force Awakens' Set Injury

The production company for the most recent Star Wars movie was ordered to pay nearly $2 million in fines relating to actor Harrison Ford’s gruesome leg injury, which occurred on the set. According to an article posted by CNN, Foodles Production Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney, admitted to violating two different British health and safety codes during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, when Ford’s leg was crushed by a hydraulic door.

The then 71-year-old actor had been rehearsing a scene as the iconic space smuggler Han Solo on the set of his spacecraft the Millennium Falcon when a door on the set accidentally closed on top of him, breaking his leg in two places and dislocating his ankle. According to a prosecutor involved in the case, the door acted similar to a “blunt guillotine” and possessed enough power to potentially kill one or two people, equal to the force and weight of a small car. Production was forced to halt for several weeks while Ford recovered, with Ford reportedly receiving an undisclosed settlement for his injuries.

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