Harrison Ford, Star Wars Premiere, London

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Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in June 2014.

The actor was injured by a door of the Millennium Falcon (the spacecraft Ford's Hans Solo character flies in the original Star Wars movies) on the Pinewood Studios Set in England. He was taken to a local hospital for surgery and later returned to resume filming for the project, which hit theaters Dec. 14. But on Thursday, the U.K.'s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) informed Foodles Production Ltd. (a subsidiary of Disney) that it would be prosecuted for the incident.

"By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers–this is as true on a film set as a factory floor," HSE said in a statement released Thursday. "We have investigated thoroughly and believe that we have sufficient evidence to bring the case to court."

A spokesperson for Foodles Production told the BBC, "Cast and crew safety is always a top priority. We provided full co-operation during HSE's investigation into the on-set accident that occurred in June 2014 and are disappointed in HSE's decision."

Per the BBC, production of Star Wars: Episode VIII is already underway at Pinewood Studios, and is due for release in December 2017.

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