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£30,042 annual salary, five deaths: Dealing with high voltage currents is a precarious trade, as five people discovered between 2011 and 2016 (Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Revealed: Britain's top 8 deadliest jobs - and not a lion tamer to be seen...

There’s a famous Monty Python sketch about a Mr Anchovy who wants to swap his boring job in accountancy for an altogether more dangerous and exciting profession as a lion tamer…

Well, new figures from the Health and Safety Executive show Britain’s deadliest jobs are far more mundane than lion taming; in fact, people working in the construction industry are most at risk of suffering a fatality.

Almost 200 people died on the UK building sites between 2011 and 2016 – here’s a look at the other riskiest professions in the country – ranked.