E. F. Hansard, an employee of Georgia Power Company, while working for his employer, died as a result of a heart attack, His widow filed a claim for compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Law. Compensation was denied. Held:
"No rule is more firmly established under the workmen's compensation law than that stated in Maryland Casualty Co. v. Hopkins, 71 Ga. App. 175
, 177 (30 SE2d 357
): 'The workmen's compensation act makes the finding of the board upon the facts final and conclusive, and in the absence of fraud such finding cannot be set aside by any court, if there is any competent evidence to support it. [Citations.] The weight and credit to be given to the testimony of the witnesses and also the conflicts in the evidence were matters for determination by the board. [Citations.]' " Wilkins v. Employers Mut. Liab. Ins. Co., 101 Ga. App. 467 (1) (114 SE2d 216)
There is sufficient evidence to support the finding of the State Board of Workmen's Compensation that the employee's duties did not precipitate the heart attack.
The superior court did not err in affirming the award of the State Board of Workmen's Compensation.
Walter R. Fincher, Joe Salem, for plaintiff in error.