Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$529,112,096
Number of records: 
2,842
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,027,093169
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,339,7022,564
employment-related offenses$14,445,09647
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,027,093169
energy market violation$100,690,5003
investor protection violation$72,896,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$36,700,0002
motor vehicle safety violation$35,051,7924
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: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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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Companysort icon Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amount
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $17,500
UNIVERSITY SWAGING CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,502
UTLX workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,355
UTLX Manufacturing LLC environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $22,240
UTLX MANUFACTURING, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
WEATHERFORD ENGINEERED CHEMISTRY aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $14,500
Wells Lamont Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $5,816
Wells Lamont, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $40,000
WYMAN GORDON workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $23,800
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $145,600
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $11,408
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY environmental violation 2017 MA-ENV $67,142
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY environmental violation 2002 MA-ENV $25,000
WYMAN GORDON DBA PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,000
WYMAN GORDON FORGINGS workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $13,000
WYMAN GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS environmental violation 2002 EPA $88,312
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $85,000
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $71,250
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $61,500
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $25,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $8,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $21,205
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,685
WYMAN-GORDON DBA PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,138
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,868
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING (CLEVELAND), INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $6,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING (CLEVELAND), INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,200
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $57,777
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $36,939
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $31,710
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $18,720
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $66,425
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $10,000
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $18,150
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $26,500
WYMAN-GORDON INV CASTINGS INC DBA PCC STRUCTURALS workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
WYMAN-GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $13,181
WYMAN-GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,930
Wyman-Gordon Investment Castings, Inc. environmental violation 2002 CT-ENV $100,000
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