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 2016 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,500
GEICO Casualty Co. et al. insurance violation 2015 MD-INS $7,500
Government Employees Insurance Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
Geico General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
Geico Indemnity Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
GEICO Casualty Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $7,500
KLUNE INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,500
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,500
ELKHART COACH DIVISION OF FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,500
FOREST RIVER INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,500
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,500
UNIVERSITY SWAGING CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,502
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,505
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,505
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,510
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,524
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,525
BNSF Suburban Operations railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,535
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,545
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $7,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,560
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,560
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $7,578
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,600
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,625
PCC Airfoils, Inc. environmental violation 2001 OH-ENV $7,628
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,650
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,675
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,680
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,700
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $7,700
NOVEON, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,750
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,750
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $7,750
FOREST RIVER INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
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