LONDON (AP) — A film production company was fined 1.6 million pounds ($1.95 million) on Wednesday over an accident on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford.
Prosecutors said Ford, who was 71 at the time, could have been killed by the door, which struck him with a force comparable to the weight of a small car.
Foodles Production (UK) Ltd. had acknowledged breaching health and safety law.
A judge at Aylesbury Crown Court north of London said Wednesday that Foodles — which is owned by the Walt Disney Co. — should have informed Ford of the risks.
“If only they had included Mr. Ford in all the discussions, he might have at least been alert to the dangers that he had to avoid,” Judge Francis Sheridan said.
“The Force Awakens” is the seventh installment in the space saga and has taken in more than $2 billion at the box office worldwide since its release last year.
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