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'Survivor' Castmate

Dies in Train Accident

6/25/2014 3:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Caleb Bankston
, a contestant on "Survivor:  Blood vs. Water" died Tuesday in a train accident.

The 26-year-old -- who appeared on the show with his fiance last year -- worked for the Alabama Warrior Railway.  He was working on one of the trains when it derailed Tuesday, killing him.

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Caleb worked as a locomotive engineer/conductor. 

It's unclear what caused the derailment but both OSHA and the Federal Railroad Administration have already been contacted.

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Caleb was a well-liked cast member.   Aras Baskauskas tweeted, "Caleb was an amazing man and friend.  One of the sweetest and most sincere humans I've ever come across."

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I just wanted to comment    

Dang man, died just doing his job, making an honest living. RIP.

36 days ago
2.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

So much for a "survivor"

36 days ago
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DiM    

How tragic. He seemed like a generous hearted guy. Had his whole life ahead of him. : (

36 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Investigate Thomas The Train

36 days ago
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Anarchyinanaheim    

This one of those Johnny FairPlay jokes

36 days ago
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01void    

Terrible, RIP

36 days ago
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makaveli    

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36 days ago
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Zach Swan    

A real shame. He seemed like a great, well-grounded person (and the only one who could keep that sniveling, whining, annoying boyfriend of his under control.)

36 days ago
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goodogcarl    

I guess this choice seemed better than a life with Colton! I think I'd've chosen the same out.

36 days ago
10.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

What a liar, he's no survivor!!

36 days ago
11.

TMZCrazy    

So sorry to hear this. But why no mention of the name Colton, his boyfriend? Colton is one of the most memorable players in Survivor history and without that connection, people won't remember who Caleb was. Again sorry to hear this. RIP.

36 days ago
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Peekie    

RIP Caleb

36 days ago
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idiots_abound    

Wow. That's too bad. It was amazing that someone as chill ass Caleb could pt up with that idiot Colton. RIP man

36 days ago
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Chase    

Wow. That's a serious bummer. He seemed like a genuinely cool/nice guy. I never did understand wtf he saw in that nasty Colton.

36 days ago
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DownSouth    

Rest in piece. I wish his family peace and strength.

36 days ago
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