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Longtime Sanford nurse says mandatory overtime may be putting employees, patients at risk

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Nancy Buchl was tired when she left work at Sanford Hospital after being required to remain four hours past her 12-hour shift in the Family Birth Center.

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So tired that she blames fatigue as the reason she ran a red light last fall on the drive home.

A fellow nurse, she said, wasn't so fortunate. After working a mandatory extended shift, that nurse was involved in an accident on her one-hour commute back home.

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