An Energex contractor has been mauled to death by dogs in Logan, south Brisbane, police said.
Police were called at 10.47am to Ison Road, Greenbank, Logan to a report of a dog attack.
The 42 year old man identified as Kane Minion, was found in critical condition but died at the scene. He was hired by Energex as a meter reader.
Police found three dogs on the property, which were confiscated by council animal control officers.
The owners of the house were not at home at the time.
A crime scene has been declared and Ison Road closed while detectives and forensic officers/crime scenes investigate.
A spokesperson for energy company Downer Group confirmed that Mr Minion worked for their company Skilltech.
“Details of the incident are still being reviewed and a police investigation is ongoing,” the spokesperson said.
“Downer is extremely saddened by this tragic loss. Kane has worked with Downer’s Skilltech meter business for over seven years and was a popular member of the team.
“Downer sends our deepest condolences to Kane’s family, and we will support them during this incredibly difficult time.”
Acting Inspector Gary Worrell said Work Safe Australia had been notified and a report was being prepared for the coroner.
“Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased Marsden male and it is also a difficult time for owners who are attached to their dogs at this residence.
“The issue has already been reported to Work Safe and they will also be conducting a parallel investigation with us.
“Energex has a very good system where they email and communicate with owners of known places where dogs are used for family home protection or where they know there are aggressive dogs and I think that this is before a contract is awarded to any of these residences or businesses so that the dogs can be stored.”