London - British health authorities have laid criminal charges against producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.
The actor was struck by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon, his character Han Solo's spaceship, at Pinewood Studios near London in June 2014. He was airlifted to a hospital where he underwent surgery.
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Production on the film was suspended for two weeks after the injury.
The Health and Safety Executive said Thursday that it had charged Foodles Production (UK) Ltd. a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co. with four breaches of workplace health and safety laws.
The first court hearing in the case is scheduled for May.