The company said in a statement that they have been cooperating in the investigation and added, “The safety of our cast and crew was always a top priority throughout the production.” The injury occurred when a remote operated metal-framed door on the Millennium Falcon shut rapidly and hitting him with force. Britain’s Health and Safety Executive office compared it to getting hit by the weight of a small car. The investigation also found that the breaches caused a “risk of death” that was prevented because an emergency stop was activated.
- Harrison broke two bones in his leg and had to be airlifted to a hospital. Production on the film was delayed for two weeks.
- The 74-year-old described the injury on Jonathan Ross’ talk show saying, “Now we had lots of money and technology and so they built a f***ing great hydraulic door which closed at light speed and somebody said, ‘Ooh I wonder what this is?’ And the door came down and hit me on my left hip because I was turned to my right. And then it flung my left leg up and it dislocated my ankle and as it drove me down to the floor, my legs slapped on the ramp up to the Millennium Falcon and broke both bones in my left leg.”
- Should Harrison sue?
- Have you ever gotten injured on the job?
- What is the craziest way you’ve ever gotten injured?
- Could this possibly be “revenge” for his endorsement of Donald Trump?
- What do you think of the name “Foodles Productions”?
- Do you think the Millennium Falcon isn’t the only dysfunctional thing that’s Millennial?
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