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: 
$521,268,258
Number of records: 
2,771
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$218,809,478127
financial offenses$109,671,6307
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$62,979,1042,536
employment-related offenses$15,324,12248
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$218,809,478127
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.

Associated Names: 

ACME BRICK; ACME BRICK BENNETT PLANT; ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY; AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC; AEROSPACE DYNAMICS INTL; AIR IND; AIR IND A PCC; AMARILLO GEAR; ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS; Applied Underwriters; ARCTURUS MFG; BENJAMIN MOORE; BENSON IND; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY; Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company; Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC.; BNSF; BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS; BRIDGER COAL; BRIDGER COAL COMPANY _ JIM BRIDGER MINE; BRITTAIN MAC [...]

Links: 

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

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

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 2008 FRA $28,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $27,959
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $27,860
UTLX MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2014 EPA $27,800
UTLX MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2014 EPA $27,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $27,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $27,625
MCLANE/SUNEAST INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $27,620
SHAW INDUSTRIES INC. PLANT 2 environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,500
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP INC. PLANT 4 environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,500
MidAmerican Energy Co. environmental violation 2007 IA-AG $27,500
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $27,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $27,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $27,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $27,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $27,000
AEROSPACE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $27,000
CALENERGY/JJ ELMORE environmental violation 2007 EPA $26,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $26,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $26,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $26,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $26,325
BUSHWICK METALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $26,300
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC environmental violation 2016 EPA $26,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $26,240
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $26,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $26,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $26,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $26,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,868
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $25,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $25,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $25,760
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $25,740
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $25,650
JOHNS MANVILLE / PLANT #01 - WTV1 environmental violation 2013 EPA $25,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $25,500
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $25,350
Railserve, Inc. labor relations violation 2017 NLRB $25,170
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $25,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $25,000
GEICO Casualty Co. insurance violation 2017 MN-FIN $25,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $25,000
PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $25,000
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY, A PCC COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $24,955
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $24,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $24,800
GEICO General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2016 MD-INS $24,647
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $24,560
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,500
FOREST RIVER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $24,500
BUSHWICK METALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $24,450
THE LUBRIZOL CORPORATION aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $24,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $24,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,150
P.C.C. Airfoils, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $24,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $24,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $24,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $24,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $24,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600053 environmental violation 2002 EPA $24,000
SOUTHWEST UNITED IND / 422 S ST LOUIS AVE AIRCRAFT REPAIR FAC environmental violation 2004 EPA $23,917
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $23,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $23,800
WYMAN GORDON workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $23,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $23,765
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $23,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $23,617
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $23,500
THE LUBRIZOL CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $23,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $23,375
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $23,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $23,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $23,100
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $23,018
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $23,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $22,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,758
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $22,750
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $22,750
PCC ROLLMET INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $22,685
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,500
Noveon Inc. railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $22,500
CORNELIUS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $22,500
ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY environmental violation 2003 EPA $22,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $22,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $21,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $21,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $21,780
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