'Star Wars' Producers Facing Criminal Charges Over Harrison Ford's Broken Leg

The producers of "The Force Awakens" have been charged with several workplace violations in England where Harrison Ford broke his leg during filming.

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Harrison Ford is fine—the dude is always fine—but the producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be in trouble over the way the now-73-year-old actor broke his leg during filming in England in 2014. 

Variety reports that the British government has issued criminal charges against Disney's Foodles Production company, accused of violating workplace safety laws that led to the accident.  

Ford had his leg crushed by a hydraulic door on the Millenium Falcon set—a little accident that only completely shut down production on the biggest movie of all time for weeks. Nobody can hold director J.J. Abrams responsible, though, that dude literally broke his back trying to lift the massive door off of Ford's leg. 

Abrams later said Ford was "literally lying there making jokes" while his leg was pinned under the door, but what do you expect from a guy who walks away from plane crashes like this with barely an injury. 

The British agency that handles such cases was quoted as saying it has "investigated thoroughly and believe that we have sufficient evidence to bring the case to court.” The first court hearing  in the case is reportedly scheduled for May.

It's not clear what type of penalty the producers are facing if they're found in violation of the law, but they should definitely have money for a serious legal team—The Force Awakens has brought in more then $2 billion since it came out in December.

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