"You think that's what they were researching at that lab?"
"Trying to create another portal, yes."
"Failing, until a malfunction produced a burst of energy."
Grant Ward, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz[src]

StatiCorp is a corporation with a research and development facility in Batesville that was attempting to create an inter-dimensional portal.

StatiCorp is a subsidiary of Roxxon Oil Corporation.


A StatiCorp research and development facility in Batesville, Utah, was attempting to use a particle accelerator to create an inter-dimension portal when an explosion caused from a loose coupling killed four people, Tobias Ford, Frank Delacourt, Jack Benson and Arlene Willoughby .


Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons at the StatiCorp facility in Utah

Blame for the explosion fell upon the shoulders of safety inspector Hannah Hutchins. There had been several safety complaints filed by technician Tobias Ford, complaining of a loose coupling. Hutchins inspected it several times, had it replaced and certified it to be safe. Yet it exploded anyway.

After a series of unusual incidents followed Hutchins in the days following the accident, a S.H.I.E.L.D. team led by Phil Coulson came in to investigate. The Department of Energy declared the particle acceleration lab to be too dangerous to enter, but S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons were able to retrieve the disaster event data from the building's instruments using the D.W.A.R.F.s.


Jemma Simmons looking through a portal into another world

Inspecting the data from the drones, Simmons discovered that the particle-accelerator explosion created a portal to another world. They went on to discover that the portal had trapped StatiCorp technician Tobias Ford in-between worlds. Ford had caused the explosion by tampering with the coupling in order to get Hutchins, on whom he had a crush, to visit his section.

Ford was behind the strange occurrences that followed Hutchins. Ford believed he was protecting Hutchins from the hostile people of the town, who blamed her for the accident. With the truth uncovered, Hutchins was cleared of any wrong-doing. [1]


Name Position Status
Hannah Hutchins Safety supervisor Alive
Tobias Ford Technician Deceased
Frank Delacourt Technician Deceased
Jack Benson Technician Deceased
Arlene Willoughby Technician Deceased


Repairs newspaper

A newspaper account of the particle accelerator explosion.

  • The name "StatiCorp" is never said out loud in the episode "Repairs", but it's seen on the company's signage.
  • While the signage in Repairs identifies the company's name as "StatiCorp", a newspaper article in the episode identifies the company as "AccuTech", a subsidiary of the Roxxon Oil Corporation. This was possibly changed due to the fact that AccuTech was established as a subsidiary of Stark Industries at the Stark Expo in Iron Man 2. AccuTech is a subsidiary of Stark Industries in the comics.
  • This article is also the source of the name of the explosion's fourth victim.


  1. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.09: Repairs