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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Watco Companies
Ownership Structure: privately held
Headquartered in: Kansas
Major Industry: railroads
Specific Industry: railroads & rail services
Penalty total since 2000$2,396,600
Number of records: 209
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$2,050,074205
employment-related offenses$346,5264
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
railroad safety violation$1,721,190196
workplace safety or health violation$328,8849
wage and hour violation$304,0953
labor relations violation$42,4311
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: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense Type sort iconYearAgencyPenalty Amount
WATCO MECHANICAL SERVICESworkplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$6,300
WATCO MECHANICAL SERVICESworkplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$79,500
WATCO COMPANIES, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2014OSHA$27,900
WATCO MECHANICAL, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2014OSHA$68,000
WATCO COMPANIES, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$10,000
WATCO COMPANIESworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$9,574
WATCO COMPANIES, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$13,108
WATCO MECHANICAL SERVICESworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$100,000
WATCO COMPANIES INCworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$14,502
Watco Companies LLCwage and hour violation2014WHD$249,017
Watco Companies, LLCwage and hour violation2014WHD$39,158
Watco Companies, LLCwage and hour violation2014WHD$15,920
Alabama Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$17,625
Alabama Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$7,500
Autauga Northern Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,000
Austin Western Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$5,250
Austin Western Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$5,500
Austin Western Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$9,250
Austin Western Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$6,750
Austin Western Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$6,750
Austin Western Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$5,500
Eastern Idaho Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$6,125
Eastern Idaho Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$15,000
Eastern Idaho Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$10,000
Eastern Idaho Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$7,000
Eastern Idaho Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$5,500
Eastern Idaho Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$9,750
Great Northwest Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$7,500
Great Northwest Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$12,500
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$13,000
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$6,500
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$5,500
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$9,500
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$8,000
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,300
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$5,500
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$10,000
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$6,400
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$15,500
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$5,000
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$6,750
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,000
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$5,100
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$9,500
Mission Mountain Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$7,000
Palouse River & Coulee City Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,000
Pacific Sun Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$5,250
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$19,500
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$15,100
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$18,250
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$12,625
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$20,700
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$9,025
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$22,750
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$9,750
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,000
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$6,500
Stillwater Central Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$5,600
Stillwater Central Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$16,500
Stillwater Central Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$5,250
Stillwater Central Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$11,340
Stillwater Central Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,000
Timber Rock Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$5,400
Timber Rock Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,000
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$6,250
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$22,500
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$15,000
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$15,000
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2011FRA$7,500
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$10,075
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$6,500
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$6,500
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$9,750
Texas and New Mexico Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$17,500
WATCO Switchingrailroad safety violation2013FRA$6,500
Wisconsin & Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2009FRA$5,000
Wisconsin & Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2009FRA$5,000
Wisconsin & Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2014FRA$6,000
West Texas and Lubbock Railwayrailroad safety violation2011FRA$5,250
West Texas and Lubbock Railwayrailroad safety violation2012FRA$9,000
Yellowstone Valley Railroadrailroad safety violation2010FRA$5,250
Yellowstone Valley Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$5,800
Yellowstone Valley Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$5,000
Yellowstone Valley Railroadrailroad safety violation2012FRA$26,000
Yellowstone Valley Railroadrailroad safety violation2013FRA$13,000
Watco Companies LLCrailroad safety violation2013FRA$11,500
Watco Companies LLCrailroad safety violation2013FRA$18,300
Watco Companies LLCrailroad safety violation2013FRA$5,200
Watco Companies LLCrailroad safety violation2013FRA$6,000
Watco Companies LLCrailroad safety violation2014FRA$6,200
Watco Companies LLCrailroad safety violation2014FRA$6,300
Alabama Warrior Railway, LLCrailroad safety violation2015FRA$5,600
Boise Valley Railroad Inc.railroad safety violation2015FRA$15,000
Great Northwest Railroadrailroad safety violation2015FRA$7,100
KAW River Railroadrailroad safety violation2015FRA$7,100
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Inc.railroad safety violation2015FRA$7,100
Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Inc.railroad safety violation2015FRA$7,100
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2015FRA$7,100
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2015FRA$7,100
Louisiana Southern Railroadrailroad safety violation2015FRA$5,600
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad Companyrailroad safety violation2015FRA$5,600
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.