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Harrison Ford Injured On Set Of "Star Wars: Episode VII," Airlifted To Hospital

The Star Wars actor injured his ankle after a door fell on him while filming at Pinewood studios in England.

Posted on June 12, 2014, at 3:50 p.m. ET

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Harrison Ford, reprising his role as Han Solo in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed installment of the Star Wars franchise, was filming by the door of the Millennium Falcon when a hydraulic door fell on him.

Ford, 71, was rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford via helicopter for treatment. It's been reported that he's only suffered a fractured ankle but still awaits the results of further tests.

The Health and Safety Executive, England's governmental agency that oversees workplace safety, is currently investigating the incident. An HSE spokesperson said, "We have been made aware of an incident at Pinewood studios and are making initial enquiries."

"Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates," according to a statement from Disney, who owns the Star Wars franchise and is producing the new movies.

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