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: 
$529,112,096
Number of records: 
2,842
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,027,093169
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,339,7022,564
employment-related offenses$14,445,09647
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,027,093169
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 2008 FRA $16,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $16,250
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $16,245
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $16,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $16,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $16,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $16,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $16,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $16,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $16,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $16,000
Burlington Northern Materials Department railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $16,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $15,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $15,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $15,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $15,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $15,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,800
FOREST RIVER workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $15,776
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $15,750
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $15,750
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $15,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,750
THE BUFFALO NEWS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $15,750
BNSF Railway (Fort Worth) environmental violation 2011 EPA $15,716
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $15,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,575
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $15,555
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,500
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS INC environmental violation 2020 SC-ENV $15,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $15,400
PacifiCorp dba Rocky Mountain Power environmental violation 2017 UT-ENV $15,385
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $15,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,180
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $15,158
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,150
ARCTURUS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $15,145
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $15,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,040
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2014 MT-ENV $15,025
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $15,000
Union Tank Car Co. railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $15,000
McKenzie Valve & Machining Co. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $15,000
Government Employees Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2009 VA-INS $15,000
FOREST RIVER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $15,000
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $15,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $15,000
Shaw Industries, Inc. environmental violation 2000 AL-ENV $15,000
RC Willey Home Furnishings, Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $14,995
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $14,980
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $14,880
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $14,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,775
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 TX-INS $14,760
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $14,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $14,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,750
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $14,725
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $14,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $14,688
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $14,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $14,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $14,640
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $14,630
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $14,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $14,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $14,600
FOREST RIVER, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $14,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $14,550
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