The workplace death of a man who fell through the ice and died in northern Saskatchewan has resulted in a $46,000 fine for a B.C. company.

On Feb. 21, 2011, a 54-year-old worker was clearing a drill pad at a uranium exploration site on frozen Cree Lake with a crawler tractor when the machine broke through the ice.

J.D. Drilling pleaded guilty to an Occupational Health and Safety charge of failing to ensure the work was being appropriately supervised.

The company was fined in Prince Albert provincial court on June 19.

Three other charges were stayed.

By air, Cree Lake is about 500 kilometres northeast of Prince Albert.