*Redacted* is dead because of The First Order not taking Health & Safety seriously and having no robust policy in place
We’ve seen it before in the first Death Star and we’ve even seen it satirised on the Family Guy; a series that surely must have been seen across the galaxy, even a long time ago? No one gives a thought to either the construction workers or the operators of machines and technology or indeed the eventual users of said structures in the Star War universe and that is precisely why Han is dead…period!
I have spent a great deal of time analysing in my mind the angle, impact and damage caused by the wound inflicted on Han Solo by his son; Kylo Ren and now know that it would not have been fatal to him, in fact, as it was cauterized by the saber on entry this would have only helped Han Solo’s body stabilise before any treatment and subsequent Band-Aids could have been applied. What killed our beloved Han Solo was the fact that no one at any time during the 30 years of the base’s construction thought that a walkway constructed over a massive empty void might benefit by the addition of some sort of hand or safety rail!
You can see Han is still alive on the way down the way he’s flailing about and I am almost positive I heard the words:
I mean seriously how did this ever get planning consent in the first place? That wasn’t the only breach of Health & Safety I saw either, don’t get me started; The large area seen where Rey climbs down to access the Star-Killer Base also had no handrails either and that looked like it was a main thoroughfare too! Disgusting! If I could somehow get a message out to The First Order across countless galaxies perhaps something could be done to retrospectively fit hand-rails to any of their other structures before we lose another hero, perhaps even Leia or Luke (who also has fallen foul of several dangerous structures needlessly in the past) but honestly and sadly, I don’t see anything being done. They have never taken this issue seriously and I doubt they ever will.
I mean how many Bothans will have to die until something is done?
Thank you for reading,