Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Linde
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: LIN)
Headquartered in: 
United Kingdom
Major Industry: 
industrial services
Specific Industry: 
industrial gas
Penalty total since 2000: 
$55,992,488
Number of records: 
119
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$30,913,4727
competition-related offenses$11,252,5002
healthcare-related offenses$10,000,0001
environment-related offenses$1,840,64232
safety-related offenses$1,120,56365
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$30,817,0005
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$11,235,0001
HHS civil monetary penalties$10,000,0001
environmental violation$1,840,64232
railroad safety violation$770,44037
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.

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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 Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Linde Gas North America, LLC environmental violation 2009 AL-ENV $12,000
Praxair, Inc. environmental violation 2005 AZ-DEQ $550,000
Sermatech International Inc. export control violation 2005 BIS $17,500
Praxair Distribution environmental violation 2013 CA-DPR $112,000
BOC environmental violation 2007 CA-DPR $7,195
Sermatech International Inc. dba Sermatech Klock environmental violation 2001 CT-ENV $25,000
Lincare Inc. False Claims Act and related 2001 DOJ_CIVIL $3,150,000
Linde GmbH False Claims Act and related 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $22,200,000
Linde North America Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 DOJ_CRIMINAL $11,235,000
Praxair Inc. environmental violation 2021 EPA $127,000
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $12,045
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION, INC. (SB) environmental violation 2010 EPA $14,468
PRAXAIR, INC. environmental violation 2015 EPA $41,071
Linde Gas, LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $20,000
BOC Gases environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
Specialty Gases of America (SB) environmental violation 2013 EPA $5,318
LINDE GAS NORTH AMERICA environmental violation 2016 EPA $111,707
TREFFERS PRECISION environmental violation 2001 EPA $10,000
BOC Gases environmental violation 2003 EPA $8,800
BOC Group Inc. (BOC Gases) environmental violation 2004 EPA $8,959
Linde Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $496,950
PRAXAIR INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $9,000
LINCARE INC. aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $40,500
PRAXAIR PUERTO RICO BV motor vehicle safety violation 2009 FMCSA $7,450
ARGYLE WELDING SUPPLY CO INC motor vehicle safety violation 2013 FMCSA $14,960
ARGYLE WELDING SUPPLY CO INC motor vehicle safety violation 2012 FMCSA $14,960
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION INC motor vehicle safety violation 2006 FMCSA $9,090
BOC GASES railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,700
BOC - DIVISION OF LINDE GROUP railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $30,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $10,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,100
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $35,910
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $67,830
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,750
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $17,900
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,500
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $34,500
BOC Gases railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,500
Linde Gas of Puerto Rico Inc. railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,500
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $9,750
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $10,000
Praxair Inc. railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $10,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $150,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $75,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $150,000
Praxair Canada, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,000
Linde North America, Inc. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,000
PRAXAIR, INC. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $8,500
Lincare, Inc. privacy violation 2016 HHSOCR $239,800
Lincare Inc. HHS civil monetary penalties 2006 HHSOIG $10,000,000
PRAXAIR INC environmental violation 2007 IN-ENV $5,000
Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. environmental violation 2021 IN-ENV $8,750
Praxair Distribution, Inc. environmental violation 2020 LA-ENV $6,000
Praxair environmental violation 2013 LA-ENV $43,000
Lincare, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2001 MA-AG $127,000
Lincare, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2001 NH-AG $90,000
PRAXAIR INC environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $15,400
PRAXAIR INC environmental violation 2005 NJ-ENV $13,600
BOC Gases labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,000
NuCo2 labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $23,898
Praxair, Inc. labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $5,000
NuCo2, INC. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $45,000
Linde, Inc federal leasing royalty violation 2013 ONRR $23,400
Linde, Inc federal leasing royalty violation 2013 ONRR $73,072
SERMATECH KLOCK workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $7,900
AGA GAS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $10,000
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $13,000
NUCO2, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $12,600
NUCO2 INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $6,666
SERMATECH INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $20,775
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,500
LINDE PROCESS PLANTS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,500
PRAXAIR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
PRAXAIR INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $12,000
PRAXAIR INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,560
LINDE GLOBAL HELIUM workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,873
LINDE LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $6,370
PRAXAIR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,040
PRAXAIR, INC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,500
LINDE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $6,750
LINDE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,068
WA317949904 - PRAXAIR INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $13,000
LINDE GAS NORTH AMERICA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,467
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $26,521
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $40,959
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