The findings of fact made by the Industrial Commission in a matter properly before that body, when based on competent evidence, are conclusive, and not open to review by the courts. Tindall v. Furniture Co., 216 N. C., 306, 4 S. E. (2d), 894. Since it is apparent from an examination of the record in this case that the findings of the Commission, detailing the circumstances of the fatal injury sustained by Willie C. Archie, are supported by competent testimony, it follows that the only question presented by the appeal is whether upon the facts so found his dependents are entitled, under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, to an award of compensation for his injury and death.
*479Tbe Industrial Commission concluded that the decedent came to his death from an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment by the defendant, but the trial judge, being of opinion that this conclusion was erroneous in law, overruled the Commission and denied compensation. The appeal brings the question to us for decision.
The findings of the Industrial Commission pertinent to the appeal are as follows:
“The full commission further finds as a fact that on the date of the injury and death of the deceased he had been for some time an employee of the defendant’s wood crew; that the defendant employer regularly furnished transportation to the employees who were working in the woods to and from the place said employees were working; that the means of said transportation was an enclosed car, sometimes called the 'Safety Car,’ which had been built by the defendant employer for the purpose of transporting his employees to and from work; that in addition to the operation of the enclosed car there was another train that operated from the same place and leaving the same place at approximately the same time, a car or train loaded with logs, and that sometimes the employees of the defendant company would catch and ride the log train from the woods into the shed where the train was kept during the night; that the plaintiffs’ deceased, together with the other employees of the defendant, had been warned not to ride the log train but to use the safety car which had been provided for their transportation; that, however, notwithstanding these instructions, some of the employees who were working in the woods rode the defendant’s log train from the woods into the car shed or barn occasionally; that the plaintiffs’ deceased sustained his injury by accident, which caused his death, while attempting to board the log train of the defendant in order to ride the same to the employees’ camp; that the injury by accident which resulted in the deceased employee’s death occurred on the premises of the employer and about five minutes to one-half hour after the said employees had quit work for the day but before they had been transferred by the employer from the woods to the camp where the employer was under obligations to transport them; and that the rule which the defendant employer had made warning the employees, including the deceased, not to ride on the log train of the defendant employer and (had) not at the time of said employee’s injury and subsequent death been approved by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. ... It is not controverted, and is well established by the evidence in this case, that the employer was at the time of the injury and death of the deceased in this case under obligation to furnish his transportation to and from his work and from the point where he was seeking the ride at the time of his injury in to the camp, and that the obligation of the employer to the employee under the evidence in this case had not *480been fulfilled in that transportation had not been furnished from the woods in to the camp; and it was for this purpose that the deceased was attempting to procure a ride upon one of the trains of the employer that was about to start from the woods into the camp at the time he received the fatal injury.”
It is thus made to appear that the defendant Lumber Company, in connection with its logging operations, maintained on its premises a camp for its employees and a-railroad between it and the woods where the employees, including the decedent, performed the principal part of their work. At. the time of the injury to claimants’ intestate, he was still subject to orders, and within the period of his daily labor, which included transportation from the woods to the camp which the defendant was under obligation to furnish. The transportation was incident to his employment. He was hurt while attempting to get on defendant’s log train for the purpose of being transported from the woods to the camp. While this train was operated by the defendant between these points on its own premises, and thus afforded a means of transportation, the use of the log train for that purpose had been forbidden by a rule promulgated by the defendant for the safety of its employees, and a safe means of transportation in an enclosed car had been provided. On the occasion of the injury the car was available. It is contended that the violation of the rule established for the employee’s safety, and his choice of hazardous and forbidden means of transportation should debar the claimants from compensation for an injury to him resulting therefrom.
The negligence of the employee, however, does not debar him from compensation for an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment. The only ground set out in the statute upon which compensation may be denied on account of the fault of the employee is when the injury is occasioned by his intoxication or willful intention to injure himself or another. The Act was designed to eliminate the fault of the employee as a basis for determining compensation for injury incidental to employment in industry. As was said by Brogden, J., speaking for the Court, in Chambers v. Oil Co., 199 N. C., 28, 153 S. E., 594, “It is generally conceded by all courts that the various compensation acts were intended to eliminate the fault of the workman as a basis for denying recovery.” This principle was reaffirmed in Michaux v. Bottling Co., 205 N. C., 786, 112 S. E., 406, where claimant was injured while attempting to climb upon a moving truck. Rowe v. Rowe-Coward Co., 208 N. C., 484, 181 S. E., 254; Hawkins v. Bleakly, 243 U. S., 210.
Here it was conceded, and properly so, that if the employee had been hurt while attempting to get on the enclosed car, rather than the log train, in order to be transported from the woods to the camp, his injury would have been compensable under the statute. Getting on a convey-*481anee furnished by the defendant for transportation on its premises from the woods to the camp was incidental to his employment and was part of the employee’s duty. "We do not think compensation should be denied his dependents because he made an error of judgment and attempted to use a more hazardous means of transportation, likewise under the control of the defendant, nor because in so doing he violated a rule which was not always observed by the employees. Dependents of Phifer v. Dairy, 200 N. C., 65, 156 S. E., 147; Bellamy v. Mfg. Co., 200 N. C., 676, 158 S. E., 246; Edwards v. Loving Co., 203 N. C., 189, 165 S. E., 356; Gordon v. Chair Co., 205 N. C., 739, 177 S. E., 485; Smith v. Gastonia, 216 N. C., 517, 5 S. E. (2d), 540; Mion v. Marble & Tile Co., Inc., 217 N. C., 743, 9 S. E. (2d), 501.
The only provision made by the statute with regard to an injury caused by the willful failure of an employee to use a safety appliance, or by the willful breach of a rule or regulation adopted by the employer and approved by the Industrial Commission, is to require that his compensation be reduced ten per cent. The statute does not deny compensation when those facts appear, but only subjects the injured employee to the penalty of a reduction in the compensation to be awarded. In the instant case the Commission reduced compensation ten per cent, without finding, however, that the employer’s rule had been approved. Whether this action by the Commission was proper is not presented, as the claimants did not appeal.
The cases cited by the defendant from other jurisdictions, where different conclusions were reached on similar facts, do not seem to be in accord with what we regard as the proper interpretation of the North Carolina Workmen’s Compensation Act, and may not be held controlling here.
We are of opinion, and so hold, that the court below was in error in ruling that the claimants were not entitled to compensation on the facts found and conclusions reached by the Industrial Commission, and that the judgment appealed from must be