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Former 'Survivor' contestant dies in jobsite accident

Caleb Bankston. Source: Monty Brinton, CBS/Survivor Caleb Bankston. Source: Monty Brinton, CBS/Survivor
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

An employee died while working on the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham on Tuesday.

The company has identified him as conductor Caleb Bankston, 27. Bankston was a contestant on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013.

The incident happened around noon on Tuesday, according to a release from Alabama Warrior Railway (ABWR).

ABWR management has contacted his family and offered counseling for his team members.

"A safety stand-down has been ordered at the ABWR for all team members before they return to work at the railroad," said Ed McKechnie, a spokesperson for the company.

The stand down reduces everything except for essential operations and gives managers time to assess the situation, ABRW said on Wednesday.

After attending a safety stand down session on Wednesday, crews were then given the rest of the day off.

An investigation into Bankston's death is still on-going. Both the Federal Railroad Administration and OSHA have been notified about the incident.

"Our prayers continue to be with Caleb and his family," Dan Smith, Senior VP of Operations, said in a release on Wednesday.

ABWR is a subsidiary of Watco Companies, a Kansas-based transportation company.

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