Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,424
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $11,408
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,400
CMH MANUFACTURING INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,400
L.A. DARLING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $11,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,260
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,250
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,215
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,186
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,088
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,080
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $11,000
GEICO General Insurance Company economic sanction violation 2010 OFAC $11,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2013 NJ-ENV $11,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $11,000
RUSSELL BRANDS, LLC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $11,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $10,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $10,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $10,800
Enersul, Inc. railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $10,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $10,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $10,800
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $10,800
PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $10,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,750
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,750
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $10,728
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,680
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,675
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,665
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,625
Mclane Company Inc environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $10,608
MCWILLIAMS FORGE CO., INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,608
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $10,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,500
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