Disney Subsidiary Admits Safety Breaches in Harrison Ford Injury Case

When shooting The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford was pinned down by a hydraulic door which resulted in him breaking his leg. This resulted in the film shutting down production for two weeks. Subsequently the production company, Foodles — a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company — was charged with health and safety breaches as a result of the accident.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has now pleaded guilty to those charges and a punishment is expected to be announced on August 22nd.

From THR:

Prosecutor Andrew Marshall told the court that Ford, who was reprising his role, returned through the heavy door when he felt it safe to do so. But the actor didn’t know the door was remotely operated and was about to forcefully come down and pin his body to the ground, the paper reported.

Marshall told the court Ford’s life was saved “because an emergency stop was activated.” Production on the film was suspended for two weeks after the injury to Ford.