`Star Wars` sued over Harrison Ford’s broken leg

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Melbourne, Feb. 12(ANI): The `Stars Wars: The Force Awakens’ producers seem to be in trouble after they were hit with some criminal charges over the 2014 accident that left actor Harrison Ford with a broken leg.

Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced that it was prosecuting Foodles Production (UK) Ltd. over four alleged breaches of health and safety law, News.com.au reports.

In a statement, HSE added that according to laws, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers and this is applicable on a film set as it a factory floor.

A spokeswoman for the film production company said that the safety was always a top priority, adding that they fully co-operated during HSE’s investigation and are very disappointed with HSE’s decision.

A hearing will take place at a court near the studios on May 12.

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It is being said that the production on the film was suspended for two weeks after Ford’s injury, who was 71 at the time.

Ford got injured when he was struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door on the set of the Millennium Falcon, his character Han Solo’s famous spaceship.

However, the seventh installment in the ‘Star Wars’ series has been a huge hit in December, as became the fastest movie ever to pass the 1 billion US dollar mark in the global Box Office sales.(ANI)

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