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 2009 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $13,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $13,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $13,000
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2001 EPA $13,000
MCWILLIAMS FORGE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $13,000
WYMAN GORDON FORGINGS workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,960
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,955
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,950
SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $12,934
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $12,934
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $12,934
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,920
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,900
CAVALIER HOMES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $12,880
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,870
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $12,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,835
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $12,820
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $12,800
Forest River, Inc. wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $12,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $12,750
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,700
BENSON INDUSTRIES LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,675
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,600
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP/CLEMSON environmental violation 2004 EPA $12,600
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP/CLEMSON environmental violation 2004 EPA $12,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $12,600
J & L FIBER SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $12,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,576
Duracell - USA labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $12,564
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,560
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,525
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $12,500
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2008 PHMSA $12,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $12,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,500
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $12,500
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $12,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $12,450
GRAVER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $12,444
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $12,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $12,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $12,240
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $12,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,150
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,140
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,096
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CLIFTON STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
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