“It hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg,” spokeswoman for the Hawaii County Janet Snyder was quoted as saying by the HawaiiNewsNow broadcaster.
The man was reportedly hospitalized. This the first case of injury received as a result of the Kilauea volcano eruption, which started on May 3.
The Kilauea volcano eruption prompted the evacuation of around 10,000 people. On May 11, US President Donald Trump unlocked federal funding for Hawaii, providing both state and local authorities with federal assistance in their recovery efforts in the areas affected by the ongoing eruption.