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'Survivor' Star Caleb Bankston

Crushed Between Two Train Cars

6/25/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Caleb Bankston Dead"Survivor" star Caleb Bankston was crushed to death by 2 rail cars when the train on which he was riding derailed ... TMZ has learned.

Bankston -- a contestant on "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" last year  -- was checking on something in the small space between two of the cars when the train went off the tracks. Cops say the rear car slammed into the forward car ... with Bankston caught helplessly in between.

Since this is an industrial accident, Birmingham PD says the Federal Railroad Administration and the railway company’s safety officer will conduct separate investigations.

So far, it is unknown what caused the derailment. We're told there was one other worker on the train at the time of the crash ... he was not injured.

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Gamergal86    

Rip poor guy violent death

57 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

RIP

57 days ago
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Peekie    

RIP Caleb prayers for the family

57 days ago
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myopinion    

So sad....What a horrible way to go! R.I.P.

57 days ago
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Ming the Merciless    

Photos or it didn't happen.

57 days ago
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6one9    

Sad :(

57 days ago
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Stiletto    

"When you pull a train, you sometimes get sandwiched."


~Kevin Hirsch(Vivid Entertainment)

57 days ago
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ted    

That's horrible. But now he's free of that nasty queen, Colton.

57 days ago
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haroldr66    

Somebody gets tragically crushed between 2 trains, and you find it nrcessary to place a job ad? Pathetic, to say the least.

57 days ago
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mstone    

My dad works for the railroad company. Its called watco. This is real. It just happened yesterday. He called us not long after it happened that morning. What I didnt know was the guy was a survivor star. Thats a tragic way to leave..

57 days ago
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Someonezmom    

Ironic he was on survivor

57 days ago
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Chgome    

TMZ needs to hire a writer with at least a high school education.. Words like "crushed to death" is so inappropriate. TMZ your such trash, get a a decent writer for sad stories like this. RIP and to the family, forgive TMZ, they need a writer with at least some education and heart.

57 days ago
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Mjones4908    

This is obama's fault obviously. His policies have effected our trains.

57 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

How sad

57 days ago
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Masoncakes    

Holy crap! That is so horrible. How incredibly sad. That has to be a horrible way to go. Poor guy seemed like a kind hearted man. He seemed down to earth. I feel terrible for his family.

57 days ago
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