Survivor: Blood vs Water star Caleb Bankston died after he is crushed between two train cars while working at Alabama coal plant
Bankston was standing on a rail car as it was backing up and derailed Tuesday at a coal plant in Birmingham, Alabama. He was thrown from the car and crushed to death.
Bankston was a conductor on the Alabama Warrior Railway, a job he had held for seven months when Tuesday’s accident happened, said Ed McKechnie, an executive vice president for Watco, the railway’s parent company.
Bankston, 27, was a contestant on “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” last year, along with his fiance, Colton Cumbie, according the CBS show’s website.