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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Caterpillar Inc.
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol CAT)
Headquartered in: Illinois
Major Industry: heavy equipment
Specific Industry: construction equipment
Penalty total since 2000$109,337,689
Number of records: 116
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$60,980,04574
environment-related offenses$29,513,86827
employment-related offenses$18,759,42610
consumer-protection-related offenses$40,0003
competition-related offenses$26,3501
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
product safety violation$60,000,0001
environmental violation$29,513,86827
benefit plan administrator violation$16,500,0001
wage and hour violation$1,826,6243
workplace safety or health violation$915,67568
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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Company sort icon . Primary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount
PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$6,882
PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES DBA CHEMETRON RAILWAYworkplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$5,000
PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$6,300
PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$12,600
PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$14,502
PROGRESS RAIL SVCS CORPenvironmental violation2016IN-ENV$12,063
PROGRESS RAIL SVCS CORPenvironmental violation2014IN-ENV$6,563
PROGRESS RAIL SVCS CORPenvironmental violation2006IN-ENV$105,000
PROGRESS RAIL WELDING CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$8,054
Solar Turbines Inc.wage and hour violation2022private lawsuit-federal$1,800,000
SOLAR TURBINES INC.workplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$55,000
SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATEDworkplace safety or health violation2023OSHA$11,162
SOLAR TURBINES, INCaviation safety violation2012FAA$10,000
Solar Turbines, Inc.environmental violation2010CA-DTSC$38,000
Solar Turbines, Inc.environmental violation2006CA-DTSC$73,754
United Industries LLCenvironmental violation2017USAO$25,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.