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: 
$531,696,058
Number of records: 
2,936
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,229,933175
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,676,0622,644
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,229,933175
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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Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $70,000
TITANIUM METALS CORP OF AMERICA workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $67,500
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY environmental violation 2017 MA-ENV $67,142
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $66,425
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $65,074
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2017 ND-ENV $65,000
GEICO SECURE INSURANCE CO. insurance violation 2018 VA-INS $64,604
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $64,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $63,525
JOHNS MANVILLE INC environmental violation 2009 IN-ENV $63,500
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $61,796
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $61,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $60,250
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $60,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $60,000
Precision Castparts Corp. telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $60,000
GEICO General Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2007 CA-INS $60,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $60,000
General Reinsurance Corporation economic sanction violation 2011 OFAC $59,130
CERRO FLOW PRODUCTS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $59,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $58,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $58,625
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $57,777
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $55,000
Johns-Manville labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $55,000
Shaw Industries environmental violation 2001 GA-ENV $55,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $54,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $54,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $54,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $53,600
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $51,443
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $50,739
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $50,250
Titanium Metals Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $50,000
BNSF Railway Co. environmental violation 2017 IL-AG $50,000
GEICO insurance violation 2017 VT-FIN $50,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $50,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $48,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $48,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $48,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $48,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $47,750
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $46,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $46,200
PCC STRUCTURALS - GROTON workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $46,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $45,400
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $45,268
Shaw Industries Inc. environmental violation 2018 CA-DPR $45,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $44,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $43,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $43,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $42,720
GEICO Casualty and Government Employees Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2002 FL-OFR $42,000
NEVADA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $42,000
NetJets Services Inc. employment discrimination 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $41,480
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $41,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $41,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $40,365
McLane Foodservice, Inc. employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $40,000
Wells Lamont, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $40,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $40,000
STERLING CRANE, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $39,780
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $39,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $39,000
MCLANE/SUNEAST INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $38,375
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad environmental violation 2002 NE-AG $38,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $37,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $37,500
FOREST RIVER INC DBA STARCRAFT BUS & MOBILITY environmental violation 2005 IN-ENV $37,314
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2010 EPA $37,267
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $37,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $36,939
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $36,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $36,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $36,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $35,350
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $35,107
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $35,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $35,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $34,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $34,565
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $33,475
Marmon Keystone Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $33,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $33,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $32,725
STERLING CRANE INC motor vehicle safety violation 2008 FMCSA $32,720
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2018 EPA $32,343
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $32,200
NETJETS TRANSPORTES AEREOS S.A. aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $32,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2014 TX-INS $32,000
Johns Manville environmental violation 2013 OH-ENV $32,000
MiTek Industries, Inc wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $31,910
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $31,710
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $31,521
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $31,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $31,350
GEICO CASUALTY COMPANY ET AL. insurance violation 2008 VA-INS $31,200
BUSHWICK METALS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $30,880
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $30,600
Forest River, Inc. environmental violation 2019 CA-ARB $30,468
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