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Greenbank mauling: Two dogs seized after meter reader Kane Minion killed

Two dogs have been seized after a meter reader was mauled to death in a savage dog attack while at work.

Kane Minion, 42, was killed when two dogs attacked him at a home on Ison Road at Greenbank, Queensland, at 10.45am on Saturday.

Emergency services found Mr Minion unconscious in the front yard of the property with critical injuries before he died at the scene.

Police found three dogs at the address, two which have been impounded by the local council.

Kane Minion was called out to a job at Greenbank on Saturday when he was mauled by two dogs

Two dogs have been seized following the gruesome attack at Greenbank on Saturday

Two dogs have been seized following the gruesome attack at Greenbank on Saturday

Kane Minion, 42,was killed when two dogs attacked him at a home on Ison Road at Greenbank, Queensland, at 10.45am on Saturday

Kane Minion, 42,was killed when two dogs attacked him at a home on Ison Road at Greenbank, Queensland, at 10.45am on Saturday 

Mr Minion, who had spent seven years working for Downer’s Skilltech and was working as a contractor for Energex at the time, was found in a critical condition by police.

He died at the scene as a result of his injuries, despite the best efforts of paramedics.

The owners of the dogs were not at home at the time, with a sign outside their house reading: ‘Warning – Guard dogs on duty’.

Meter readers had visited the property multiple times in the past, with the dogs usually kept behind a second fence.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Mr Minion had a love for canines before he met his gruesome end and that he was due to marry the love of his life Toni Baird. 

The 42-year-old had a photo of himself cuddling a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as his profile picture on Facebook.

He had been engaged for less than a year to his partner Ms Baird after proposing to her on December 24 – with the couple less than three weeks out from celebrating their one-year anniversary since his proposal.

A Bandog Bullmastiff and a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross were seized by animal control officers from Logan City Council.

The dogs will stay in a council pound as officers undergo an investigation into the incident.

A meter reader who was mauled by two dogs has been identified as a fiance and lover of canines - as it's revealed the Queensland property he was visiting at the time of the attack had a sign on its fence warning visitors about the dangerous animals

A meter reader who was mauled by two dogs has been identified as a fiance and lover of canines – as it’s revealed the Queensland property he was visiting at the time of the attack had a sign on its fence warning visitors about the dangerous animals 

Emergency services found Mr Minion unconscious in the front yard of the property with critical injuries before he died at the scene

Emergency services found Mr Minion unconscious in the front yard of the property with critical injuries before he died at the scene 

Police found three dogs at the address, two which have been impounded by the local council

Police found three dogs at the address, two which have been impounded by the local council 

Acting Inspector Gary Worrell told reporters at the scene the man was from the suburb of Marsden.

‘It’s also a difficult time for the owners of the residence, who are attached to their dogs,’ Acting Inspector Worrell said.

Worksafe has been notified, while police will prepare a report for the coroner.

A Downer Group spokesperson confirmed Mr Minion worked in the company´s Skilltech business.

‘Details of the incident are still being examined, and a police investigation is underway,’ they said.

‘Downer is extremely saddened by this tragic loss. Kane has worked with Downer´s Skilltech´s metering business for more than seven years, and was a popular member of the team,’ they said.

‘Downer extends our deepest sympathies to Kane´s family, and we will support them through this incredibly difficult time.’

Worksafe has been notified, while police will prepare a report for the coroner

Worksafe has been notified, while police will prepare a report for the coroner 

A sign was set up on the front fence at the address reading, 'Warning - Guard dogs on duty'

A sign was set up on the front fence at the address reading, ‘Warning – Guard dogs on duty’ 

Police said Work Safe Australia had been notified, as the man was conducting work in the Greenbank area at the time.

On Sunday, Queensland Police said investigations remained ongoing, while they were preparing a report for coroner.

Logan City Council was unable to be reached for comment.

Greenbank is a rural suburb about 40km south of Brisbane with a population of less than 10,000.

Ison Road contains multiple residential properties on large parcels of land.

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