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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Accident ‘Could Have Killed’ Harrison Ford

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Accident ‘Could Have Killed’ Harrison Ford

A new report indicates that Harrison Ford’s accident on the Millennium Falcon set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens — which saw a hydraulic door accidentally activate and close on Ford,  breaking his leg — was dangerous enough that it could have killed him.

At a court hearing for Foodles Production, the Disney-owned production company responsible for the mistake — which owned up to the accident as a “safety breach” —  prosecutor Andrew Marshall said, “It could have killed somebody. The fact that it didn’t was because an emergency stop was activated.”

Ford recently opened up about the accident on the BBC’s Jonathan Ross Show, describing being hit by a “f—ing great hydraulic door which closed at light speed.”

According to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the door’s force would have “been comparable to the weight of a small car.”

Having already pleaded guilty, Foodles Production will be sentenced on August 22.

(via Yahoo! Movies)

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