Two dogs were seized after a meter reader at work was bitten to death by a ferocious dog.
Kane Minion, 42, was killed at 10:45 am Saturday when two dogs attacked him at a house on Ison Road in Greenbank, Queensland.
Emergency services found Mr Minion unconscious in the front yard of the property with critical injuries before dying at the scene.
The police found three dogs at the address, two of which were seized by the municipality.
Kane Minion was called up for a job at Greenbank on Saturday when he was mauled by two dogs
Two dogs were seized after the horrific attack on Greenbank on Saturday
Kane Minion, 42, was killed at 10:45am on Saturday when two dogs attacked him at a house on Ison Road in Greenbank, Queensland
Mr Minion, who had worked for Downer’s Skilltech for seven years and was working as a contractor for Energex at the time, was found by police in a critical condition.
He died at the scene of his injuries, despite the best efforts of paramedics.
The dogs’ owners were not home at the time, with a sign outside their home reading: ‘Warning – Watchdogs on duty’.
Meter readers had visited the property several times in the past, usually keeping the dogs behind a second fence.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Mr Minion loved dogs before his horrific end and that he was about to marry the love of his life, Toni Baird.
The 42-year-old had a picture of himself cuddling a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a profile picture on Facebook.
He was engaged to his partner Ms Baird for less than a year after proposing to her on December 24 – with the couple less than three weeks away from celebrating their one year anniversary since his proposal.
A Bandog Bullmastiff and a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross were seized by Logan City Council animal control officers.
The dogs will remain at a municipal shelter while officers undergo an investigation into the incident.
A meter reader who was mauled by two dogs has been identified as a fiancé and lover of dogs – as it has been revealed that the Queensland estate he was visiting had a sign on the fence at the time of the attack warning visitors of the dangerous animals
Emergency services found Mr Minion unconscious in the front yard of the property with critical injuries before dying at the scene
The police found three dogs at the address, two of which were seized by the municipality
Acting Inspector Gary Worrell told reporters on the scene that the man was from the suburb of Marsden.
“It is also a difficult time for the owners of the property, who are attached to their dogs,” said acting superintendent Worrell.
Worksafe has been notified, while police prepare a report for the coroner.
A spokesman for the Downer Group confirmed that Mr Minion worked in the Skilltech arm of the company.
“The details of the incident are still being investigated and a police investigation is ongoing,” they said.
Downer is deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Kane has been working with Downer’s Skilltech measurement business for over seven years and has been a popular member of the team,” they said.
“Downer extends our deepest condolences to Kane’s family and we will support them through this incredibly difficult time.”
Worksafe has been notified, while police prepare a report for the coroner
A sign was posted on the front gate reading ‘Warning – Watchdogs on duty’
Police said Work Safe Australia had been notified as the man was carrying out work in the Greenbank area at the time.
On Sunday, Queensland Police said the investigation was ongoing as they prepared a report for the coroner.
The Logan City Council was not available for comment.
Greenbank is a rural suburb about 40 km south of Brisbane with a population of less than 10,000.
Ison Road contains several homes on large lots.