Book Review: Falling By Brion Toss

Falling By Brion Toss

Falling by Brion Toss is a delightful and entertaining must read for anyone that works aloft, while the adventures are mostly from the marine field, anyone that has ever worked aloft will find something interesting and maybe even amusing as they grasp the direction of the adventure, such as a pointy tool taken aloft without a lanyard on it to keep it from falling to the deck right next to a trusting soul standing a bit too close to the fall zone.

Falling is a nice book on the adventures of Rigging and lifting loads. The examples are all short and told in a very easy to read format. The book is an easy read well written in a conversational tone like sitting around the table at the end of the day and someone starts out “do you remember the time Rich was working on” and the adventure/lesson is off to the races.

This is an entertaining collection of well written adventures in rigging and working aloft, useful for anyone that has ever gone aloft. The format is a series of short chapters or lessons on things that went wrong or could have went better..

I was happy to read that no deaths occurred I any chapter. I suspect however that more than one person had to sit down afterwards while they they stopped shaking.

Every chapter has a lesson in it and I am sure that many will recognize something and think but for the grace of god or a bit of luck go I.

The Stalactite: Brion, inquiring minds want to know, who was the young and hungry company and which stadium? Would have made a heck of a video.

I highly recommend Falling by Brion Toss, also makes a great gift for anyone interested in working safely including working aloft. Head over to Brion’s site to buy the book, also ask about getting it signed by Brion.

Brion Toss is a master story teller in addition being a master rigger, if you ever have a chance to hear Brion speak I highly recommend you see his presentation. Brion seems to make anything interesting.

– c / m –

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