A Coca-Cola factory worker was sacked after he was spotted urinating into a can near the production line.
Disgusted colleagues watched as the man, in his early 40s, performed the vile act at the Ball Corporation plant in Milton Keynes, Bucks.
The worker was reportedly marched off the premises and told not to return following the incident on Monday.
It’s understood he was a temporary member of staff at the factory, where he had worked for several months.
The plant is responsible for manufacturing cans for Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and energy drink Monster.
A source for the factory told a local paper: “It was not only revolting but a real hygiene risk. Who would want pee all over their drinks can?
“As soon as it happened he was marched off the premises and has not been allowed back.
“It’s just not acceptable behavior. And nobody can understand why he did it.
“The workers are allowed breaks and if he needed the loo, all he had to do was ask.”
Some workers claim the company simply cleaned up the urine spillage area and allowed production to continue after the bizarre incident.
But Ball Corporation bosses say the affected can was not on the production line.
A spokesman for the firm said: “We can confirm that an incident took place at the Ball Milton Keynes can manufacturing plant yesterday.
“A temporary employee was found to have breached our hygiene processes and was dismissed from the company.
“We can also confirm that only one can was affected, and that the affected can was not on our production line…We submit our cans to stringent hygiene and quality tests before sending them to our customers.”
Ball Corporation’s canning plant in Milton Keynes, Bucks., is only around 100 meters away from the massive Coca Cola bottling factory.
They have canning factories all over the world which produce eight billion empty aluminum cans every year for drinks companies.