From the web:
"At the age of 18, Jesús Garcia went to work for the copper mines at Nacozari, Mexico. The son of a mechanic, Jesús was very interested in trains, and started out as a stoker in the engine room. He was promoted to engineer and hauled ore, men, and equipment from Agua Prieta, through Nacozari, and on to Pilares.
On the 7th of November, 1907, a train loaded with two cars full of dynamite (used to blast ore from the rock) was preparing to leave Nacozari for the copper mines. Suddenly, the stoker reported to Jesús that fire from the stove had ignited the dynamite bags. Jesus jumped on the train and headed it away from Nacozari to avoid catastrophe. A couple of miles away, the fiery train exploded, rocking the village, and destroying the train and its 13 passengers, including Jesús. However, the town of Nacozari was spared a terrible destruction.
Jesus’ heroic efforts are memorialized each year on November 7, which to this day is a national holiday in Mexico." Chain Gangers are invited.