Hey, remember when Harrison Ford broke his leg in 2014? Well, the British government does, and it’s bringing charges against a Disney UK subsidiary for violating workplace health and safety laws.
Back in 2014, Ford broke his leg on the Star Wars set, instantly panicking everyone. It ended up suspending production on The Force Awakens for two weeks while the schedule was rearranged for his recovery.
Now, a year and a half later, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has charged Foodles Production, Inc with four violations of health and safety laws. All four of the allegations boil down to Foodles not ensuring as much as “reasonably practicable” the health and safety of their employees and not minimizing the risk of an accident. A spokesperson for the 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.”
And bring them to court they will, with a court date set for May 12, 2016. I bet they thought they were through the woods on this accident being a disaster.
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