Star Wars firm admits charges over Harrison Ford leg break
The production company behind the confessed guilty to two counts of criminal
Star Wars after breaking Representative Han Solo Harrison Ford leg on the set.
The injured player, aged 74 years through a metal door hydraulic
pine on a set of Millennium Falcon forest in June 2014.
Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney Enterprises,
admitted two of four criminal charges at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court.
The company will be sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on 22 August.
The other two charges were withdrawn.
Andrew Marshall told the court the prosecution
and Ford had gone through the door on the set of Star Wars Episode VII: awakens power
and hit the button before starting the walk back through it,
and is considered a group did not live and that it will not close.
But they are run remotely by another person, and also over the Ford underneath,
he was hit in the pelvic area and hung on the ground.
Marshall said there was a “risk of death”.
“It could have killed someone.
The fact that he did not return and was to stop in an emergency situation,” he said.
The Health and Safety Administration (HSE),
which brought the prosecution,
Ford was “seriously injured after
they became trapped under the closing rapidly door framed metal.”
Compared to a spokesman for the momentum
of the door “of the weight of a small car” system.
“The perspective of this incident,” he said.
“Foodles production accepted (UK) Ltd failed to protect
the actors and staff, safety and environment welcomes the plea of the company.”
Foodles said in a statement it made a “full cooperation” during the investigation,
safety and the environment.