Andy J. Arroyos, Jr., helped to rescue G. Michael Martinez and attempted to rescue Joseph C. Granillo from a cave-in, Superior, Arizona, May 10, 1982. When a cave-in occurred in a copper mine, Granillo, 25, was pinned by wet sand and concrete, ore, rock, and timber. Arroyos, 36, miner, and three other miners, including Martinez, 29, were alerted, and despite continually falling debris, went to Granillo and attempted to free him . Further collapse struck Arroyos and Martinez, who was severely injured. Arroyos moved Martinez to a point of relative safety before leaving the dangerous area for additional help. On returning, Arroyos and three other miners carried Martinez to safety. He died of his injuries shortly after. Granillo’s body was later recovered.
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