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
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CLIFTON STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - TESCOTT STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - MACKSVILLE STATION (FLARE) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CUNNINGHAM STATION (DEHY) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY 201590000700047 environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - SUBLETTE STATION (DEHY) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600052 environmental violation 2001 EPA $12,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600078 environmental violation 2007 EPA $12,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,914
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,900
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $11,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,894
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $11,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,800
HACKNEY LADISH, INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $11,760
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,655
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,600
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $11,597
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
UNION TANK CAR CLEVELAND environmental violation 2009 EPA $11,530
UNION TANK CAR CLEVELAND environmental violation 2009 EPA $11,530
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,521
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,520
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
PROTECTIVE COATINGS INC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $11,500
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2007 MSHA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,450
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,424
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $11,408
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,400
CMH MANUFACTURING INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,400
L.A. DARLING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $11,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,260
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,250
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,215
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,186
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,088
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,080
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