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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.

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.

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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Loved him on the show and he didn't deserve to be eliminated. Prayers to his family and friends.

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