The “Harrison Ford Crushed by Millennium Falcon Door” was one of the biggest bits of sensational Star Wars clickbait during the lead-up to The Force Awakens. It wasn’t true, it was actually a hydraulic stage door, and now the production company responsible is in trouble.
Foodles, one of the two companies involved with TFA (the other was AVCO), pleaded guilty to nearly killing Harrison Ford:
“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which brought the prosecution, said Ford was “badly injured after he became trapped under a rapidly closing metal-framed door”.
A spokesman compared the power of the door’s drive system “to the weight of a small car”.
“This was a foreseeable incident,” he said.
“Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has accepted it failed to protect actors and staff and HSE welcomes the firm’s guilty plea.””
The UK brought four criminal charges against Foodles due to the incident, but as they pleaded guilty to these two the others will be dropped.