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 2000 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,500
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $10,500
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,500
MCSWAIN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $10,500
FOREST RIVER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,445
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $10,437
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $10,437
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $10,437
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $10,419
Sierra Pacific Power Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,395
Exacta Aerospace, Inc wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $10,391
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,368
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $10,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $10,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $10,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,248
PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. environmental violation 2016 OR-ENV $10,229
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $10,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $10,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,200
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING (CLEVELAND), INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,200
HACKNEY LADISH, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,200
PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $10,163
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $10,151
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $10,150
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,145
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,144
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $10,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,080
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $10,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,050
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2008 SC-ENV $10,020
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES, INC benefit plan administrator violation 2015 EBSA $10,001
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,000
RailServe, Inc. railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $10,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $10,000
Specialized Pipe Services, Inc. labor relations violation 2015 NLRB $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,000
Lubrizol railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $10,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $10,000
GEICO General Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2011 CA-INS $10,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $10,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2006 VA-INS $10,000
GEICO General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2002 WI-INS $10,000
MidAmerican Energy Company environmental violation 2005 IL-ENV $10,000
NOVEON KALAMA INC. environmental violation 2003 WA-ENV $10,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD environmental violation 2001 WA-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2014 WY-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2010 WY-ENV $10,000
Bridger Coal Co. environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $10,000
Union Tank Car Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $10,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $10,000
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $10,000
GREENVILLE METALS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $10,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,000
J & L FIBER SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,000
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