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: 
$527,612,950
Number of records: 
2,780
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$218,809,478127
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,175,3182,545
employment-related offenses$14,327,94946
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.

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 2014 FRA $5,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,300
CMH MANUFACTURING INC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,300
Sierra Pacific Power Company motor vehicle safety violation 2013 FMCSA $5,320
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2020 MSHA $5,332
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2020 MSHA $5,332
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,340
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,340
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,345
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,375
PCC ROLLMET, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $5,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,400
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,400
L.A. DARLING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $5,400
MARMON GROUP LLC DBA MARMON KEYSTONE workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,400
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,400
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,450
PROTECTIVE COATINGS INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $5,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,460
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,480
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $5,485
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,486
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,490
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,490
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,500
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