Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Norfolk Southern
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NSC)
Headquartered in: 
Virginia
Major Industry: 
railroads
Specific Industry: 
railroads
Penalty total since 2000: 
$68,555,467
Number of records: 
1,426
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$32,993,5219
environment-related offenses$21,904,34921
safety-related offenses$13,657,5971,396
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
employment discrimination$31,908,5217
environmental violation$21,904,34921
railroad safety violation$13,565,2501,389
benefit plan administrator violation$1,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$92,3477
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 Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Norfolk Southern Railway railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $45,000
CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORP environmental violation 2004 PA-ENV $50,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. environmental violation 2018 VA-ENV $50,290
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $51,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $52,950
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $53,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Company - DeButts Yard environmental violation 2019 TN-ENV $59,933
Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $60,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE environmental violation 2011 PHMSA $77,500
Norfolk Southern Railway Corp. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2020 OSHA $85,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $95,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE environmental violation 2010 PHMSA $98,600
Norfolk Southern Railway Compan employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $110,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE environmental violation 2011 PHMSA $126,000
Norfolk Southern Corporation employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $350,000
Norfolk Southern Railway employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $396,521
Norfolk Southern Railway Company environmental violation 2011 OH-ENV $465,000
Norfolk Southern Corp. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $492,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company environmental violation 2007 PA-ENV $575,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO environmental violation 2003 PA-ENV $845,500
Norfolk Southern Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $2,500,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company environmental violation 2010 EPA $4,000,000
Norfolk Southern Corp. environmental violation 2007 PA-ENV $7,350,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,067,500
Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
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