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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is prosecuting Foodles Production (UK) Ltd over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

Mr Ford suffered a broken leg and other injuries when he was struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door on the set of the ‘Millennium Falcon’ at Pinewood Studios in June 2014.

A spokesman for HSE said: “By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers – this is as true on a film set as a factory floor. We have investigated thoroughly and believe that we have sufficient evidence to bring the case to court.”

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd is the company responsible for producing Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and under health and safety law for managing the risks created during production. They will appear at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 12 May 2016 to face four charges.

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