NR 21-50 Update: Melbourne Beach Death Investigation
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the male who was electrocuted while trimming trees at a residence in Melbourne Beach, yesterday, October 1, 2021. The male is identified as 40-year-old, Karl Lusterman of Palm Bay.
Officers responded to a residence located in the 500 block of Harland Avenue in the city limits of Melbourne Beach at approximately 11:40 a.m., after an employee for a tree service accidentally made contact with an electric line. The adult male worker, Karl Lusterman, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The worker’s teenage son was also injured while attempting to provide aid to his father, who was in the bucket of a lift when the accident occurred. The teen was transported to a local hospital from the scene in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Adam Walkington of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or via the Communications Center at 321-633-7162.
For additional information concerning this news release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.