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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BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $19,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $19,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $19,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $19,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,200
TEXAS HONING INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $19,155
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $19,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $19,100
SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $19,012
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $19,010
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $19,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $19,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $19,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $18,935
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $18,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $18,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $18,840
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,840
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $18,750
BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $18,750
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $18,720
Omaha World-Herald labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $18,677
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $18,600
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $18,600
AIR INDUSTRIES CO, A PCC COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $18,565
Graver Technologies labor relations violation 2018 NLRB $18,501
CMH MANUFACTURING WEST, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $18,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $18,350
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $18,270
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $18,150
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $18,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $18,100
MCLANE SUNEAST ,INC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $18,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $18,000
Enersul, Inc. railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $18,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $18,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $18,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $18,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $18,000
CALENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $18,000
AIR INDUSTRIES workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $18,000
CARLTON FORGE WORKS workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $18,000
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $18,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $17,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,900
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $17,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $17,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $17,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $17,750
CLAYTON HOMES INC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $17,620
AMARILLO GEAR COMPANY LLC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $17,601
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,600
HACKNEY LADISH, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $17,561
PCC SPECIALTY PRODUCTS INC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $17,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $17,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $17,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $17,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $17,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,500
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $17,500
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2013 WY-ENV $17,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $17,325
MARMON/KEYSTONE CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $17,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $17,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $17,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $17,215
Benjamin Moore & Co. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $17,145
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $17,050
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $17,050
LIQUIDPOWER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $17,049
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $17,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $17,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $17,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $16,920
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $16,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $16,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $16,800
BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTAFE workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $16,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $16,750
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $16,750
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $16,701
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $16,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $16,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $16,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $16,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,500
J & L FIBER SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $16,500
MCLANE MIDWEST, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $16,494
CAVALIER HOME BUILDERS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $16,478
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,475
J & L FIBER SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $16,444
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $16,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $16,400
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