Seafood company behind ammonia leak cited for violations in 2009

Officials were on scene for hours Wednesday night at Stavis Seafoods in South Boston after a massive ammonia leak.

The leak killed a worker and triggered a neighborhood lockdown.

We are learning that in 2009, Stavis paid more than $15,000 in fines after OSHA cited the company for several violations.

These violations included a deficient safety management program, and having more than 10,000 pounds of ammonia on site.

The company released a statement saying, in part:

"Our concern today is with the tragic death of our employee. They safety of our employees and our workplace is always our greatest priority."

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