Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Linde
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol LIN)
Headquartered in: 
United Kingdom
Major Industry: 
industrial services
Specific Industry: 
industrial gas
Penalty total since 2000: 
$55,789,470
Number of records: 
114
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$30,913,4727
competition-related offenses$11,252,5002
healthcare-related offenses$10,000,0001
environment-related offenses$1,697,69729
safety-related offenses$1,060,49063
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$30,817,0005
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$11,235,0001
HHS civil monetary penalties$10,000,0001
environmental violation$1,697,69729
railroad safety violation$770,44037
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.

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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.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Linde GmbH False Claims Act and related 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $22,200,000
Linde North America Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 DOJ_CRIMINAL $11,235,000
Lincare Inc. HHS civil monetary penalties 2006 HHSOIG $10,000,000
Lincare, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2018 USAO $5,250,000
Lincare Inc. False Claims Act and related 2001 DOJ_CIVIL $3,150,000
Praxair, Inc. environmental violation 2005 AZ-DEQ $550,000
Linde Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $496,950
Linde Corporation wage and hour violation 2015 WHD $412,500
Lincare, Inc. privacy violation 2016 HHSOCR $239,800
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $150,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $150,000
Lincare, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2001 MA-AG $127,000
Praxair Distribution environmental violation 2013 CA-DPR $112,000
LINDE GAS NORTH AMERICA environmental violation 2016 EPA $111,707
Lincare, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2001 NH-AG $90,000
Lincare Holdings, Inc. wage and hour violation 2017 WHD $76,319
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $75,000
Linde, Inc federal leasing royalty violation 2013 ONRR $73,072
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $67,830
NuCo2, INC. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $45,000
Linde Gas North America LLC environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $44,520
BOC GASES environmental violation 2018 PHMSA $43,200
Praxair environmental violation 2013 LA-ENV $43,000
PRAXAIR, INC. environmental violation 2015 EPA $41,071
LINCARE INC. aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $40,500
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $35,910
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $34,500
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $30,000
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $26,521
Sermatech International Inc. dba Sermatech Klock environmental violation 2001 CT-ENV $25,000
Linde Gas North America LLC environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $24,960
NuCo2 labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $23,898
Linde, Inc federal leasing royalty violation 2013 ONRR $23,400
SERMATECH INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $20,775
Lincare, Inc. Americans with Disabilities Act 2019 USAO $20,000
Linde Gas, LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $20,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $17,900
Sermatech International Inc. export control violation 2005 BIS $17,500
Praxair, Inc. environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $16,560
Linde Gas North America LLC environmental violation 2018 TX-ENV $16,100
PRAXAIR INC environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $15,400
ARGYLE WELDING SUPPLY CO INC motor vehicle safety violation 2013 FMCSA $14,960
ARGYLE WELDING SUPPLY CO INC motor vehicle safety violation 2012 FMCSA $14,960
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION, INC. (SB) environmental violation 2010 EPA $14,468
PRAXAIR INC environmental violation 2005 NJ-ENV $13,600
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $13,000
PRAXAIR INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $13,000
NUCO2, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $12,600
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $12,045
BOC Gases labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,000
PRAXAIR INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $12,000
Linde Gas North America, LLC environmental violation 2009 AL-ENV $12,000
Linde Corporation wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $10,894
Linde Gas of Puerto Rico Inc. railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,500
PRAXAIR, INC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,500
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
AGA GAS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $10,000
TREFFERS PRECISION environmental violation 2001 EPA $10,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $9,750
Linde Gas North America LLC environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $9,664
Linde Gas, L.L.C. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $9,480
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION INC motor vehicle safety violation 2006 FMCSA $9,090
PRAXAIR INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $9,000
BOC Group Inc. (BOC Gases) environmental violation 2004 EPA $8,959
Linde Gas North America LLC environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $8,895
BOC Gases environmental violation 2003 EPA $8,800
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $8,500
BOC - DIVISION OF LINDE GROUP railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
PRAXAIR INC environmental violation 2005 PHMSA $8,000
SERMATECH KLOCK workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $7,900
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,750
BOC GASES railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,700
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,500
LINDE PROCESS PLANTS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,500
PRAXAIR PUERTO RICO BV motor vehicle safety violation 2009 FMCSA $7,450
Acetylene Oxygen Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $7,308
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,100
LINDE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,068
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,000
Linde LLC. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $6,870
LINDE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $6,750
NUCO2 INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $6,666
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,500
LINDE GAS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,467
LINDE LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $6,370
Praxair Distribution, Inc. environmental violation 2020 LA-ENV $6,000
LINDE GLOBAL HELIUM workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,873
Lincare Inc wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $5,722
PRAXAIR INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,560
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,500
Specialty Gases of America (SB) environmental violation 2013 EPA $5,318
PRAXAIR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,040
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,000
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