Contract workers weren’t going bananas Wednesday when they found two dead monkeys in a shipment crate at the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind.
The crate, which should have contained equipment for an ongoing project at the refinery, shipped overseas and may have been stored for an extended period of time, the Northwest Indiana Times reported.
Refinery spokesman Brad Etlin told the publication BP continues to investigate who supplied the crate and how long it was stored.
Workers reportedly are examining any health risks from the dead animals, but a spokesman said the community is not at risk. Etlin told the Northwest Indiana Times the shipment should have been more thoroughly inspected.
The area reportedly was evacuated Wednesday after the finding, but normal refinery operations were not affected.