Dead Monkeys Found by Refinery Workers in Shipping Crates
Wooden shipping crates filled with valves destined for a refinery in Indiana were discovered to be the final resting place of two monkeys who had smuggled aboard and suffocated.
The monkeys were very small in size and workers estimated that they had been dead for at least a year.
Although not a common occurence, finding the remains of wildlife who had smuggled themselves into large shipping containers is not completely rare, unfortunately, according to a spokesman for the BP refinery.
A multi-million dollar shipment of valves had been transported to the Indiana refinery from India in June of 2011 and did not arrive at the refinery’s location in Whiting until a few weeks ago.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control advised officials at the plant how to properly dispose of the dead monkey carcasses and said that neither the workers at the plant nor the general public was at any risk for disease they might have been carrying.