Disney company fined almost $2 million for accident that broke Harrison Ford’s leg

Actor Harrison Ford poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

LONDON (CNN) – According to the Britain’s Press Association a British film production company has been fined almost $2 million after the actor Harrison Ford broke his leg during the filming of “Star Wars The Force Awakens.”

Foodles Production (UK) a Disney-owned company admitted to two health and safety breaches in relation to the accident that happened in June 2014.

During that accident Ford’s leg was broken by a hydraulic door.

The door acted like a “blunt guillotine,” coming down “millimeters from his face,” said prosecutor Andrew Marshall, according to PA.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told the court on Wednesday that Ford was hit with a force similar to the weight of a small car.
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