Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
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 2015 FRA $6,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,925
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,925
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,930
WYMAN-GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,930
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,950
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $6,965
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,975
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,975
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,996
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,000
The Buffalo News labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $7,000
Noveon, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $7,000
BNSF Bridge 196.17, LS environmental violation 2007 MN-ENV $7,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2007 WY-ENV $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $7,000
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS INC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $7,000
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,000
LUBRIZOL ADVANCE MATERIALS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $7,000
NV ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $7,000
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
RAILSERVE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $7,030
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $7,030
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,035
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,075
JOHNS MANVILLE (INC.) workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,084
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,100
MCLANE FOODSERVICE, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $7,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,125
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,125
WYMAN-GORDON DBA PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,138
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,150
SEE'S CANDIES INC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,170
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,175
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,175
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