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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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
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 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
PACIFICORP workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $14,528
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,500
WEATHERFORD ENGINEERED CHEMISTRY aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $14,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $14,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $14,500
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $14,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $14,486
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $14,472
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $14,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $14,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $14,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $14,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $14,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $14,263
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $14,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $14,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $14,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $14,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $14,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $14,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $14,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $14,100
Johns Manville environmental violation 2003 EPA $14,080
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $14,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $14,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,000
McLane Company Inc. environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $14,000
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $14,000
THE LUBRIZOL CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $14,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,980
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $13,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,975
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $13,960
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,925
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $13,920
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $13,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,875
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $13,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $13,870
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,850
SPS TECH LLC environmental violation 2015 PA-ENV $13,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $13,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,800
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $13,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,766
Forest River Inc motor vehicle safety violation 2012 FMCSA $13,752
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,613
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $13,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $13,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $13,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $13,536
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $13,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $13,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $13,500
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $13,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $13,500
LUBRIZOL CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $13,494
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $13,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $13,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,425
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