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 2013 FRA $13,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $13,368
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $13,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $13,260
MCLANE COMPANY INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
BNSF Suburban Operations railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $13,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $13,250
BNSF Kelly Lake environmental violation 2015 MN-ENV $13,250
BNSF Railway Co - Hibbing environmental violation 2015 MN-ENV $13,250
MCWILLIAMS FORGE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $13,232
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $13,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $13,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,200
WYMAN-GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $13,181
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $13,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $13,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $13,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $13,000
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
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
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2020 MSHA $12,855
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
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
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