George Anthony Gomez helped attempt 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. As the collapse continued, Gomez, 21, miner, ran to Granillo and tried unsuccessfully to free him, then left and returned with three other miners. They could not free Granillo. Further collapse struck Gomez and buried Granillo, whose body was later recovered. Gomez recovered from his injuries.
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