Star Wars: Producer fined for Harrison Ford’s accident in The Force Awakens
The filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be one that 71-year-old Harrison Ford will not forget as long as he lives. One that cost him breaking his leg when a door operated by a hydraulic mechanism fell on him causing the fracture and having to be rushed to a hospital and operated to avoid greater evils. However, the courts have determined the consolation for Ford, who will collect a compensation of 2 million dollars for the accident.
Producer Foodles Productions, owned by Disney, will have to pay this amount after Harrison Ford’s lawyers took the case to court, and after they were found guilty of two of the four charges filed. The production company has recognized failures in the security protocols that caused the mishap, but it is also true that the actor’s lawyers have worked hard to make it appear that his life was hanging by a thread, describing the door as a “blunt guillotine” that “It fell millimeters from his face.” However, the judge has possibly given the crux of the issue in his sentence, which CNN collects: “The biggest failure of the company has been the lack of communication. If they had included Mr. Ford in their discussions, he would have at least been aware of the dangers he had to avoid. “
On the other hand, seeing as Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassed $ 1 billion in gross in less time than any other movie before, surely they will have no problem taking care of those $ 2 million. What do you think of the sentence?