Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most successful movie at the UK box office. Foodles productions, the producer of Star wars: The force Awakens, have been accused of criminal charges by British health Authorities.
In 2014 June Harrison Ford, 71 then was shooting for Star wars: The Force Awakens in Millenium Falcon, Pinewood studios near London. He was paid $34m for his role as Han Solo in space opera saga. Harrison was struck by a hydraulic door. He was then airlifted and taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery of leg. Production of the film was postponed for two weeks.
For this incidence, the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) have charged four criminal cases against the production house- Foodles productions. The production house is based at Disney’s UK headquarters in Hammersmith.
According to HSE, the law abides the employers to take proper steps for the safety of their workers. This is true for all fields including the films. HSE further says that they have sufficient evidence to prove that there were loopholes in health and safety precautions on the sets of Star wars: The Force Awakens and four cases are hence charged on the production house for the accident which took place with Harrison Ford. There have been no reports of Harrison being himself involved in this action.
Foodles production said that they are really disappointed with HSE’s decision. They said they totally co-operated with HSE in their investigation after the incident took place in 2014. Foodles productions said that safety of cast and crew has been their top priority.
Representatives of the production house are supposed to appear atHigh Wycombe Magistrate court on 12 may.