Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2010: 
$110,551,398
Number of records: 
1,190
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$36,700,0002
motor vehicle safety violation$35,019,0723
environmental violation$20,759,76329
railroad safety violation$10,244,6901,007
energy market violation$4,190,0002
workplace safety or health violation$2,119,092136
premerger notification violation$896,0001
workplace whistleblower retaliation$300,0001
employment discrimination$271,4804
aviation safety violation$41,3004
Notes: 

The penalty dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

ACME BRICK; ARCTURUS MFG; BENJAMIN MOORE; BENJAMIN MOORE AND PELL CITY AL PLANT; BENSON IND; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY; BNSF; BNSF GAVIN YARD; BNSF GUERNSEY YARD; BNSF RAILWAY / SUNCOR ENERGY; BNSF RAILWAY GRAND FORKS YARD; BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS; BRIDGER COAL; BRITTAIN MACHINE; BUFFALO NEWS; BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTA FE RAILWAY; BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY; BUSHWICK METAL; CALEDONIAN ALLOYS; CARLTON FORGE WORKS; CMH MFG; CUBIC DESIGNS; ELKHART COACH DIVISION OF FOREST RIVER; EMPIRE DIST [...]

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Individual Penalty Records:

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Forest River Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $35,000,000
General Reinsurance Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $24,500,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $14,023,018
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $13,750,000
General Re Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 SEC $12,200,000
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2011 FERC $3,925,000
PacifiCorp Energy environmental violation 2014 FWS $2,500,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. premerger notification violation 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $896,000
BNSF GUERNSEY YARD environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
BNSF - GAVIN YARD environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
BNSF RAILWAY CO. GRAND FORKS YARD environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY/SUNCOR ENERGY environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) environmental violation 2016 EPA $500,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2011 OSHA $300,000
PacificCorp energy market violation 2012 FERC $265,000
TITANIUM METALS CORP (DBA TIMET) environmental violation 2012 EPA $258,176
LUBRIZOL CORP BAYPORT FACILITY environmental violation 2013 EPA $235,675
THISTLE PROCESSING environmental violation 2013 EPA $160,000
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $145,600
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $144,800
FOREST RIVER INCORPORATED environmental violation 2015 EPA $130,000
LUBRIZOL - DEER PARK environmental violation 2013 EPA $115,046
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $91,750
MCLANE/SUNEAST INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $76,625
BNSF RAILWAY CO. EAST ST. JOHNS SIDING environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $75,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $70,000
TITANIUM METALS CORP OF AMERICA workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $67,500
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $66,142
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $64,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORP (PART) environmental violation 2012 EPA $60,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $60,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $58,900
UTLX MANUFACTURING LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $55,600
MCLANE/SUNEAST INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $55,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $55,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $54,575
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $51,443
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $49,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $48,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $48,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $48,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. - PELL CITY, AL PLANT environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS LP environmental violation 2014 EPA $46,087
PCC STRUCTURALS - GROTON workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $46,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $45,400
NEVADA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $42,000
NetJets Services Inc. employment discrimination 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $41,480
McLane Foodservice, Inc. employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $40,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $37,500
SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINES environmental violation 2013 EPA $37,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $35,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $35,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $34,565
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $33,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $32,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $31,350
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $30,299
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $28,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $28,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $27,860
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $27,750
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $27,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $27,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $27,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $26,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $26,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $26,240
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $26,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $25,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $25,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $25,650
JOHNS MANVILLE PLANT 01 environmental violation 2013 EPA $25,600
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $25,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $24,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $24,800
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $24,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,050
GREENVILLE METALS INC environmental violation 2011 EPA $24,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $24,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $24,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $23,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $23,800
WYMAN GORDON workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $23,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $23,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $23,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $23,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $23,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $22,750
PCC ROLLMET INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $22,685
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $22,500
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