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 2007 FRA $8,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,750
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,771
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,800
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $8,800
ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $8,820
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,875
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2007 MSHA $8,893
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $8,893
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $8,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $8,905
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,920
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,925
CMH HOMES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $8,937
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,945
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $8,950
BRITTAIN MACHINE INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $8,980
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $9,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $9,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $9,000
GEICO General Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2017 DE-INS $9,000
FOREST RIVER INC environmental violation 2020 IN-ENV $9,000
MCWILLIAMS FORGE environmental violation 2002 NJ-ENV $9,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,000
R C WILLEY HOME FURNISHINGS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $9,000
TRACKMOBILE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $9,000
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $9,000
TITANIUM HEARTH TECHNOLOGIES environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN & SANTA FE RAILWAY environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2007 MSHA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,005
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,033
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,033
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,050
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $9,053
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,075
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $9,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,080
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $9,093
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $9,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $9,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $9,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,101
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $9,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $9,125
MITEK USA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,126
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,150
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,168
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $9,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,200
SPS TECHNOLOGIES workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $9,200
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $9,230
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $9,240
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $9,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $9,250
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Co. insurance violation 2014 MO-INS $9,250
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,264
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $9,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $9,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,310
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $9,340
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,360
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $9,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $9,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $9,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,400
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $9,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $9,408
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $9,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $9,450
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