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Ford sparks Star Wars safety concerns
Harrison Ford. Picture: AP

The cast of the latest Star Wars movie are reportedly "livid" with filmmakers over an accident involving star Harrison Ford.

The 71-year-old actor was airlifted to an Oxford hospital after he was crushed by a hydraulic door at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, while filming Star Wars: Episode VII late last week, leaving his co-stars concerned about safety.

Director J.J. Abrams is said to be trying to reassure the film's cast - which includes Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, and Carrie Fisher - that immediate action will be taken to avoid further accidents.

"The cast are livid. They are openly questioning the safety of sets. They've asked for everything to be triple-checked," a source told The Sun newspaper.

"Everyone was thankful nothing hit Harrison's head.

"It's not known when he'll be ready to start filming again."

Ford - who plays Han Solo in the sci-fi franchise - is being treated in a trauma unit with a specialist fracture clinic.

His wife Calista Flockhart has flown to England from the US to be by his side.

The West Australian

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