Harrison Ford Damn Near Got Killed For Real On The Set Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
If by some fluke you still haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet well, sorry, but I am about to spoil it for you.
As everyone who has seen it knows, Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo bit the big one in the film. What we didn’t know was that Harrison Ford himself dang near did too.
You may recall that filming was put into a bit of limbo when Harrison sustained a leg injury while shooting a scene on the Millennium Falcon.
Now, according to court documents, it has been revealed that Ford, who was crushed under a door on the Falcon, could have died.
Reports The Huffington Post…
The production company responsible for the mishap, Foodles Production, is currently being tried for breaches in health and safety, according to The Guardian. The Disney subsidiary pleaded guilty to two of four charges at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court in London on Tuesday, relating to a breach of duty in relation to employees and a breach over people not employed by the company.
Prosecutor Andrew Marshall argued that the oversight could have resulted in “a risk of death” and if it not for the door’s safety mechanism, Ford might not have made it out alive.
“It could have killed somebody,” Marshall said. “The fact that it didn’t was because an emergency stop was activated.”
A representative from The Health and Safety Executive likened the force of the door to being hit by a small car, adding that the incident was entirely foreseeable.
Ah, hell, we all know it would have taken more than a door to kill off Harrison Ford. Dude crashes planes on golf courses and still lives to see another day.
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