Mike Walker, a then 98-year-old retired Engineer from Remington Firearms admitted in a deposition that he proposed a safer design to the company in the 1940's but was rejected because the cost was higher. The projected cost increase: 5.5 cents per rifle. This is another example of a company taking the cheaper alternative when designing a consumer product in order boost profits, at the expense of a life.
In the video he is on oxygen, so his testimony is limited to two hours per day. Mr. Walker passed away exactly two years after the deposition at age 101.