KIRO-TV in Seattle reported the man apparently dropped his keys into the drain while taking trash from his apartment to a nearby trash disposal area. He reportedly lifted the heavy grate and reached in but fell in head-first.
KIRO reported he died on the way to a hospital.
The Pierce County medical examiner's office will be releasing the man's name.
Information from: KIRO-TV, http://www.kirotv.com/index.html
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