This was a foreseeable incident."
London (ANTARA News) - A British production firm involved in making "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has been fined 1.6 million pounds ($2.0 million)for failing to protect actors and workers after an incident in which Harrison Fords leg was broken, the BBC reported.

London-based Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, owned by Walt Disney Co, had admitted two breaches of health and safety laws. The sentence was handed down at Aylesbury Crown Court in Buckinghamshire, southern England.

Ford, who plays the much-loved character Han Solo, was injured after he became trapped under a rapidly closing metal-framed door during filming in June 2014 at Pinewood Studios, near London.

The power of the doors drive system was comparable to the weight of a small car, according to Britains Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a state agency which enforces workplace safety regulations, Reuters reported.

"This was a foreseeable incident," a spokesman for the HSE said in a statement at the time.

"Managing on-set risks in a sensible and proportionate way for all actors and staff regardless of their celebrity status is vital to protecting both on-screen and off-screen talent, as well as protecting the reputation of the industry," he said.

Ford, who was 71 at the time, was airlifted to a hospital in Oxford after the incident and later had surgery on his left leg.

With global ticket sales worth well over $2 billion, "The Force Awakens", the seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga, is the third highest-grossing movie in Hollywood history, behind "Avatar" and "Titanic".

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