The actor was injured when he was struck by a heavy hydraulic
metal door on the set of the Millennium Falcon, his character
Han Solo's famous spaceship, on June 12, 2014 at Pinewood
Studios, northwest of London.
"By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect
workers. This is as true on a film set as a factory floor," the
state agency, which enforces health and safety regulations, said
in a statement.
"We have investigated thoroughly and believe that we have
sufficient evidence to bring the case to court."
The firm, Foodles Productions (UK) Ltd, could not immediately be
reached for comment. The agency said that under British law it
was responsible for managing the risks created during filming.
Ford, who was 71 at the time, was airlifted to a hospital in
Oxford after the incident and later underwent surgery on his
Foodles Productions will appear at High Wycombe Magistrates
Court on May 12 to face four charges under Britain's health and
With global ticket sales worth $2 billion so far, "The Force
Awakens", the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, is the
third highest-grossing movie in Hollywood history, behind
"Avatar" and "Titanic".
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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