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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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zombie    

I stopped watching Survivor years ago but this is a sad story. Condolences to his family and friends.

99 days ago
17.

Shananno453    

Caleb was such a sweet young man! rip

99 days ago
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mike creamer    

he put this on twitter 1 month ago "More tired than usual this morning...I bet it's a short day of railroading today! This six day week is gonna kill me or make me stronger!o "

99 days ago
19.

Chucky Mapoo    

A wedding ring won't take the ho away from a ho.
She'll end up doing porn soon... very soon.

99 days ago
20.

Chucky Mapoo    

Caleb was a cool guy. Very likable and never really went into the dark side of survivor, which speaks very well about a person who competes.
Have a great trip wherever you are... so is life.

99 days ago
21.

me    

what, where are all of the nasty right wing so called christians with their "one less ***" emails???? can times really be a'changin?

99 days ago
22.

chinamoon    

Caleb seemed so sweet! Why couldn't it have been Colton??? He's such an evil, mean-spirited douchebag.

99 days ago
23.

DogsRule    

I Am So Very Saddened To Read This! He Was A Sweet Man! Heartfelt Condolences to his Family/Friends and especially to Colton! May He Rest In Peace! :(

99 days ago
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craZyworlDweLIveIN    

So saddened to read this. He seemed like a real genuine guy, a real sweetheart. So many of the good ones are taken way too soon. Your in our thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

99 days ago
25.

Randy    

Well liked, Big fan of Survivor and we couldn't stand him. He quit twice was as mean as they come. Oh well.... may he R.I.P.

99 days ago
26.

mazad    

So sad

98 days ago
27.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Aras said it well, and he spent enough time playing the game with him that he'd know. I thought Caleb was one of the truest, nicest contestants who ever played. RIP Caleb.

98 days ago
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Linda    

Sweet guy ! R.I.P.

98 days ago
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Labarkley101    

I am gonna miss Caleb so much. He was such a sweet guy and I loved him very much. He was so sincere even though he had his ways. I just visited with his family and they wanted to say thank you to everybody for their prayers. I want everybody that's talking bad about Colton to know that he is taking it very hard. Even though I don't agree with their ways we still loved them.

98 days ago
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siriuswoman009    

Oh god ,loved him on the show . So sad and such a terrible way to die. Prayers to all his loved ones ! RIP

98 days ago
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