A production company behind Star Wars has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges after Han Solo actor Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.
The 74-year-old was hit by a hydraulic metal door on the Pinewood set of the Millennium Falcon in June 2014.
Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney, 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The other two charges were withdrawn.
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which brought the prosecution, said Ford was “badly injured after he became trapped under a rapidly closing metal-framed door” while filming Star Wars Episode Seven: The Force Awakens.
A spokesman compared the power of the door’s drive system “to the weight of a small car”.
“This was a foreseeable incident,” he said.
“Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has accepted it failed to protect actors and staff and HSE welcomes the firm’s guilty plea.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment