On petition of Woodrow Reynolds, d/b/a Woodrow Reynolds Lumber Company, the Chief Justice of this court ordered a writ of certiorari to issue to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, commanding and requesting him to make and forward to the Supreme Court of Alabama a true and correct copy of the record and proceedings of the Circuit Court in the cause of Jasper Ray Kirby v. Woodrow Reynolds, d/b/a Woodrow Reynolds Lumber Company.
The record ordered to be sent up is now before us. It discloses a proceeding instituted by Jasper Ray Kirby against Woodrow Reynolds, d/b/a Woodrow Reynolds Lumber Company, under the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Law and in
The record contains the pleadings, the testimony of the witnesses, and the following judgment entry:
The record does not disclose a determination filed in writing with the clerk of the trial court containing a statement of the law, facts and conclusions as determined by the judge, as is provided by § 304, Title 26, Code 1940.
It is the duty of the trial court to make sufficient detailed findings of fact so that the appellate court can determine whether the judgment or award is supported by the facts. If no findings are made by the lower court, it is impossible for this court to say whether the judgment is supported by the findings or whether there is any evidence to support the findings. Richardson Lumber Co. v. Pounders, 254 Ala. 285, 48 So.2d 228; Bass v. Cowikee Mills, 257 Ala. 280, 58 So.2d 589; Diamond Coal Co. v. White, 262 Ala. 112, 77 So.2d 372; Sam's Place v. Middleton, 39 Ala.App. 481, 103 So.2d 812.
For the error indicated, the judgment of the trial court must be reversed and the cause remanded.
Reversed and remanded.
LIVINGSTON, C. J., and MERRILL and COLEMAN, JJ., concur.