'Survivor' contestant dies on Alabama railway

'Survivor' contestant dies on Alabama railway

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Caleb Bankston, a former contestant on the "Survivor" reality show, has died in a railway accident in Alabama. He was 27.
   
Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates says Bankston, who was working at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham, was thrown from a train in a partial derailment on Tuesday.
   
The Alabama Warrior Railway, only a few miles long, is used by industries in Birmingham to haul coal and other materials.
   
Bankston, of Collinsville, Alabama, appeared on "Survivor: One World" in 2012 and "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" in 2013, according to the show's website.
   
Officials from Pittsburgh, Kansas-based transportation firm Watco Companies, which owns the railway, said Bankston's co-workers were being offered counseling.
 

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